Lois Rooff

Feb 5, 2020
Rooff, Lois Crop


Private family graveside service to take place.



Waterloo Cemetery


May be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Friendship Village Auxiliary, or Cedar Bend Humane Society.


     Lois Rooff, 95, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Friendship Village Pavilion. 

     She was born October 2, 1924, in Keswick, daughter of John C. and Enid M. Gribbin Burdine.

     Lois graduated from Waterloo West High School and attended Iowa State Teacher College for one year. She married Leo P. Rooff June 10, 1945 at Edgewater Presbyterian Church in Chicago; he died January 6, 2004.

     She was a homemaker. Lois enjoyed playing Bridge and spending her time volunteering.

     Lois was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for over 80 years. She was also active in Waterloo Elklets #1, Waterloo Woman's Club, Random Study Club, and PEO.

     Lois is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Don) Shroyer of Hudson, and Robin (Jeff) Friesen of Naples, FL; son-in-law, Jim Mather of Waterloo; five grandchildren, Regan Bishop, Judd Hatzky, Casey Park, Tyler Friesen, and Whitney Friesen; 10 great-grandchildren, Abby, Jesse, and Jayden Bishop, Samantha and Ryan Park, Steven and Maggie Huting, and Bailey, Joshua, and Benjamin Hatzky. 

     She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Becky Mather; and grandson, Dan Huting.

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  1. Debbi Berray Stephens | Feb 12, 2020

    Robin,  I have such fond memories of your parents, especially your Mom. She was always smiling and let us invade your home almost daily. I understand the emptiness you may be feeling right now as I have lost both of my parents as well. Remembering her kind soul and open heart will be with you forever. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. I can be reached at I would love to catch up with you. Take care.

    Debbi Berray Stephens

  2. sandy schultz | Feb 07, 2020
    I wii miss seeing aunt Lois smile and wonderful personality I hope to see Barb in the future sandy paulsen Schultz
  3. Terry Paulsen Phillips | Feb 06, 2020

    Terry Paulsen Phillips

    I lived across the street on Maynard and have fond memories  of your mother and playing there with Becky.  You have my sincere sympathies for loss. 


  4. Amy Robbins | Feb 06, 2020
    Barb, I’m so sorry to here about your Mom. What a great friend to my parents and the Brown family. I am in Florida for a couple if months. When i get home i would love to see you. My phone number is 319-269-2471. Please give me a call in March. I have moved to a condo in Waterloo. Sending hugs to you and Robin. Amy Robbins

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