Avis Katherine Roethler
March 21, 1929 ~ June 26, 2016
Avis K. Roethler, age 87, of Elma, IA, passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 at Afton Oaks Apartments in Elma, IA. Avis Katherine Roethler was born on March 21, 1929 to Andrew and Leona (Kinney) Balk on the family farm near Elma, IA. She attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Elma. Avis babysat and was a housekeeper. She also worked at the theatre in Elma. Avis was united in marriage to Keith Roethler on August 24, 1949 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. Avis was a x-ray technician at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hosiptal in New Hampton, IA for five years. She then was employed at Dr. Curtis Rainey Medical Clinic and then worked as a postal clerk for 20 years. After her retirement she enjoyed snowmobiling, flowers, golf, and playing bridge. She liked donating her time to the community youth organizing teen dances and chaperoning the high school senior trips. Avis was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, Rosary Society and the American Legion Auxiliary. Avis is survived by her husband Keith of Elma; son Creighton (Nancy) Roethler of Brooklyn, IA; grandchildren Andrew (Diane) Roethler and their children Lindsey and Sydney of North Liberty, IA and Christopher (Katharine Horowitz) Roethler of Minneapolis, MN; sister Lavonne (Burton) Kettler of St. Paul, MN; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Leona Balk and step mother Mary Gansen.