ROCHELLE — Betsy J. Roinas, 80, passed away peacefully Oct. 13, 2017 with her husband by her side at their home in Rochelle. Betsy was born to Earl and Florence (Ackerson) Albrecht in Ashton.
She graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 1955 and married John Roinas on April 20, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ashton. Betsy worked at Del Monte Foods for 25 years before her retirement. She was currently a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and youngest brother, Denny Albrecht.
Betsy is survived by her husband, John “Johnny” Roinas; four children, Jodi (Jon) Wittrock of Walla Walla, Wash., Scott (Fran) Roinas of Rochelle, David Roinas of Holden Village, Wash., and Cathy Roinas of Minnetonka, Minn.; four grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Dewey, Shane (Theresa) Roinas, Jason Roinas, and Keven (fiancé, Ashley) Roinas; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Alan “Bud” Albrecht of Ashton; three sisters, Arlene (Al) Thibodeau of Stillman Valley, Carol (Harold) Parsley of Concord, Calif., and Audrey (Bob) Onken of Leesburg, Fla.; many nieces and nephews, and numerous beloved friends who are also considered family.
A special thank you to Abra Modesta Gati who lovingly cared for Mom and Dad for over four years.
Betsy’s strong faith was at her core and reflected in years of Bible study and service at church and her love of hymns and gospel music, especially by Gaither Homecoming artists.
Betsy had a fierce love for her family and friends. Her gift of hospitality meant no one ever went hungry at her table. Her legendary kumla, potato salad, dump spaghetti, and Betsy’s buns, were among the many ways she shared her love. She blessed us all with her wisdom and faith.
Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St., in Rochelle. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Faith Lutheran Church, with Pastor Joy Alsop officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Creston.
Memorials can be made to Faith Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.