Guest Book for William Albert Roeske

Provided by Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Posted by: Brian Cole
Tue March 17, 2015
very sorry to hear about bill; good kind and friendly soul; whenever i delivered his and janes mail and would meet him at mailbox he would always want to talk about family, birds and gardening. thoughts go out to bills family

Posted by: Raymond Richardson
Tue March 17, 2015
Will always remember our time in Troop 743. My condolences to the family.

Posted by: Karen Hotchkiss
Tue March 17, 2015
We are praying for you at this time.  I know you rejoice in knowing where he spends eternity...I, too, take joy in that.  Bill knew how to live life.  He did it intentionally.  Loved his wife and kids, and their spouses and kids...and so many others that crossed his path - and there was never any doubt about that!  I've always been so grateful for the way I 'got in' to the Roeske family!  Blessings on you.

Posted by: Billie Duffek
Tue March 17, 2015
What a mighty man of God, He is now wearing the VICTORS Crown, What a coronation day, It will be for a Humble, gentle but Powerful man of GOD! Heaven is filling up with earth's greatest Servants...Earth's loss but Heavens gain, He will be sorely missed by His family and friends. Oh, but what sweet and glorious memories, will be had by all who had the privilege of knowing William Albert Roeske, I being one of them!

Posted by: Luann Wolfer Wilday
Tue March 17, 2015
Very sad to read this, but encouraged to live for God.  What a wonderful servant!  What a wonderful man of God!  My prayer is for your comfort and for God to help us to live a life as faithful as him.

Posted by: Susan Hice
Tue March 17, 2015
What a wonderful encouraging man you were, Bill, and I just found out that you were married to Jane on my birthday!  You were there for me with your quiet support when I was newly hired at Houghton College, and I always appreciate your kind and gentle spirit.  You were kind to my kids when they were at Houghton, as well.  I believe you knew Jennifer Hice Kangas, and of course son-in-law Tim Kangas has always held you in the highest regard.  You have gone ahead of us and I pray God will comfort Jane and your family with the knowledge of all the many lives you influenced for good.  God keep them and minister to their grief.  We will meet again when our race is finished.

Posted by: Jo Anne Zurro
Tue March 17, 2015
Marty and family. So sorry for your loss. Sounds like your dad was a great man. I'm sure he will be missed. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Posted by: paul and debbie shea
Tue March 17, 2015
What a great friend and man of God.  At first he was my college coach and professor but as we returned to Houghton he treated us as equals and friends.  Bill served in so many ways.  Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for Jane and the whole family.

Posted by: Jim and Sharon Mitchell
Tue March 17, 2015
Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Bill. He was such a inspiration to everyone. I always appreciated his welcoming smile and soft , kind words. What a jewel of a guy he was. We will never forget such a wonderful man. May he rest in peace and peace to the whole family. Our hearts are heavy and with a lump in our throats and a tear in our eyes, good by for now Bill, til we meet again , my friend.

Posted by: Marty Hillman
Tue March 17, 2015
Bill was a great neighbor, scout leader, adviser, mentor and friend to me, but more importantly, he was a living example of what a man of God should be. Bill, I thank you (and Jane) for your love! What a joy it will be when I see you again.

Posted by: Esther (McKnight) Schultz
Tue March 17, 2015
Dear Jane, Martha & Peter
I'm so sorry for your loss but what a party they are having in Heaven!  I have such fond memories of being included in your family Sunday dinners when I was a student at Houghton.  I'm not sure why I was so lucky to be invited, but it sure was nice to be in a real home around a real family meal!  You even included Kevin when he came down to see me when I was a student and he has fond memories of those times as well.  Bill always went out of his way to make us feel welcome and included in your family.  Thank your for sharing your home & hearts with us.
Kevin & Esther Schultz

Posted by: Dave and Clara Stevens Byer
Tue March 17, 2015
Bill had been a friend since we were young.  Jane, Martha, Peter and all your families are in our thoughts and prayers.      Bill is now at peace.  What a grand entrance to heaven he had.

Posted by: Tim Kangas
Wed March 18, 2015
Dear Jane, Martha and Peter,

Your Bill was a wonderful, wonderful man.  Heaven gains while we mourn, and we know you will miss him very much.  May God comfort you richly in this time.  We love you all,

Tim, Jenny, Arley & Josiah

Posted by: Patricia Chamberlain Moody
Thu March 19, 2015
Bill was a cousin who was much older than I.  I did not become familiar with him until we rode to work together a couple years.  He showed love in many ways.  I shall never forget his humor.  It was a "wait for it" humor that, once one started laughing they could not stop.   Hope to see him again . . . in Beulah Land.

Posted by: Nancy Nigh
Thu March 19, 2015
So many happy childhood and adult memories of our cousin Bill. My sister, Pat and I  were speaking via phone today of his quiet humble ways and the many, many lives he influenced. I picture him in Jesus' arms, free of pain and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Posted by: Terry Wetherby
Sun March 22, 2015
I am so sorry for the loss of a great man, friend and past neighbor. I remember all the yrs I and my kids lived down the rd from you. Couldnt ever ask for better friends. I remember the days at your house caring for Bill's mom. He loved gardening and all his flowers were so beautiful. He had the green thumb. He would do anything to help anyone. He is with God now starting a new life in heaven.

Posted by: Richard/Lee Byrnes Yanda
Fri March 27, 2015
Jane, Martha and Peter,

We were so sorry to hear about Bill.  He was such a wonderful guy and the world has certainly lost a beautiful person.  May your memories comfort you and all your friends and family support you.  God Bless you all and you will be in our prayers.

Lee and Richard
Zephyrhills, FL