- Joan Roesgen Joan (Danneker) Roes- gen, born November 20, 1931, died Wednesday morning, July 31, 2013, in All Saints Medical Center after a series of falls and medical emergencies. She specifically requested in writing that there be no funeral, no memorial service, no burial - just cremation - her ashes to be scattered in her garden. She began her career in journalism while in college, working as a proofreader for the Sun-Gazette, and later as a reporter for the national weekly Grit in Williamsport, PA, her hometown. After college and marriage she worked with her editor-publisher husband Bill Roesgen for the next 20 years as a reporter and section editor at daily newspapers in Michigan, Vermont, Ohio, Tennessee and Montana. She wrote free-lance articles for newspapers in Billings and Helena, MT, then served as director of cooperative education for Rocky Mountain College and Eastern Montana State University. Working from home, she spent 10 years writing a weekly advice column for the national supermarket tabloid Globe under the title "Dear Sarah." She is survived by her husband Bill, two sets of twins, Richard and Susan and Andy and Ted (two of whom she photographed for a national magazine as they were being born), and one brother, Charles Danneker of Fairport, NY. Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory 3915 Douglas Avenue Racine, WI 53402-3230 (262) 639-8000 www.purath-strand.com
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Aug. 2, 2013