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Service set for Anne Marie Roscka

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Anne Marie Roscka of Valparaiso, formerly of Knox, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 in Valparaiso. She was 50.

Born on Sept. 9, 1960 in Plymouth, she was the daughter of Eli J. Roscka, Jr. and Cleta Sue (Wilson) Roscka, both of whom survive in Knox.

Also surviving are brother John R. Roscka (wife Teri) of Monticello, Ind.; niece Ashley D. Roscka of Monticello and a junior at Ball State University; aunts Jan Reynolds (wife Larry) of Monticello and Vicky Brand of Ridge Manor, Fla.; uncle Dan Roscka (Ellie) of Knox; and several loved cousins and friends.

Anne was a 1978 graduate of Knox High School in Knox. She went on to Purdue and received her degree in Speech and Hearing; she received her Masters degree from Ball State University in Deaf Education. She worked for the Porter County Co-op Services since graduation and most recently had been teaching at Chesterton High School.

Anne was a member of the Eagle Creek Community Church, where she taught Sunday School and directed Vacation Bible School. She worked with the CHS student council and was a member-elect for the Indiana State Student Council Board. She was the statistician and very proud to be associated with the CHS gymnastics team. Anne was also a counselor and director at Camp Epworth for several years. She served on the Board of Directors for Deaf Education and signed for the community when needed. During high school she was Knox High School Prom Queen. Anne was a 10-year 4-H member and assisted with Junior Leaders and the 4-H fair queen contest. She loved her students, whom she considered family. Anne was blessed to have wonderful friends.

The funeral will be Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. (CST) at the Knox United Methodist Church, 201 S. Shield Street, Knox, with Rev. Edward L. Hasnerl of the Eagle Creek Community Church in Knox and Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church officiating. Burial will take place in Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. (CST), Friday, Dec. 3, at the Knox United Methodist Church and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be given to Deaf Service, 6 E. 67th Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410 (Phone: 219-769-6506), or the Eagle Creek Community Church of Knox. Envelopes will be available at the church. Arrangements are being handled by the Miller-Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana 47960.


Posted 12/2/2010