Emma B. Roehl, age 97, New London passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at St. Joseph Residence surrounded by her loving family. Emma was born in Birnamwood on September 2, 1913, daughter of the late Herman and Ida Uttecht. She was married to Arnold Gutt in 1934, he preceded her in death in 1968. Emma later married Leo Roehl in 1976, he preceded her in death in 2006. She worked as a waitress at Miller’s restaurant in New London for many years. She also worked for Hillshire Farm (Sara Lee) and retired in 1977. She was a well mannered and fun loving lady. Over the years she loved her vegetable and flower garden. She loved to needle point and make crafts which family and friends treasure to this day. Emma enjoyed vacations at the family cottage on the lake in northern Wisconsin and spent many wonderful times there with family and friends. In her late years she found the love of Bingo and rarely missed a game. She had a strong faith in God and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New London and was very active in Women’s Circle.
She is survived by a son, Larry (Marcia) Gutt, Waupaca; daughters, Linda (Steve) Allie, New London; Betty Krolow, Hatley; a sister, Sarah Lex, Rhinelander. She was further survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Her parents, husbands, a brother, Ed Uttecht and a son in-law, Robert Krolow preceded her in death. Funeral services for Emma were held on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, New London with Rev. Bil Sutlief officiating. Interment will be in the Pearson Cemetery, Town of Ainsworth (Langlade County). Visitation was held on Friday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.
The family would like to thank New London Medical Center for the care and support. Also would like to extend a great thank you to the entire staff, nurses and aids at the St. Joseph Residence Nursing Home for their wonderful and loving care for her over the past two years and the support they gave the family during this time. Thank you also to Heartland Hospice and Pastor Sutlief for his prayers and support.