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Donna Roehrich, age 93, of Eau Claire, died Monday, October 18, 2021, at Oakwood Hills Retirement Community, under the care of St. Croix Hospice and her family.

Donna was born May 24, 1928 to the late Alvin and Doris Tofting. She was a proud alum from St. Cloud Tech High School in St. Cloud, MN. She then went on to study business at St. Cloud University. Donna began her career at 3M in St. Paul, MN, where she met her first husband, Paul Howard. They married in June of 1949. From this union came two children, Gordon and Laura. They later divorced in 1961. Following her divorce, she moved to Eau Claire to begin working at the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire. Her work brought her all over the world, including London, New York, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Seattle. While in Eau Claire she met and married Roland “Rollie” Vierbicher in December of 1965 at Christ Church Cathedral. Together they had one son, Charles. Rollie preceded her in death on June 3, 2008. Following Donna’s retirement she volunteered at many places, including Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Eau Claire with Step Force and the Chippewa Valley Museum. In 2004 she was honored for her volunteer work with a Volunteer of the Month Award. Donna was a long-time member of Christ Church Cathedral, serving in many different capacities. Donna married Richard Roehrich in August of 2013. He preceded her in death on December 8, 2020. Donna enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, reading, and praying for her family and friends. Her life centered around her grandchildren; they were the light of her life. She was the matriarch of her family and will be greatly missed.

Special thanks to the staff at Recover Care at Oakwood Hills, especially Dawn, Andrea, and Carly, St. Croix Hospice – Michelle, Paige, and Nancy, and the entire staff at Oakwood Hills.
Memorials preferred to Christ Church Cathedral, Eau Claire.

Donna is survived by her sons, Gordy Howard and Charles (Stephanie) Vierbicher of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Dana, Danielle, Andrew and Nicole Vierbicher, Ben (Heidi) Howard and Megan (Tim Schmidt) Howard, and Emily and Claire Rush; 3 great-grandchildren, Julius, Joe, and Page; son-in-law, Dirk Snyder; sister, Alleen Wicktor of Farmington, MN; step-children, Susan Roehrich, Nancy Larson, Gary (Claudette) Roehrich, Mark (Kristine) Roehrich, and Mary Roehrich; step-grandchildren, Lisa (Jeff) Cain, Christopher (Meghan) Larson, Ashley (Joseph) Johnson, Adam Roehrich, Alexis (Maarten Fröling) Roehrich, Arianna Roehrich; step-great-grandchildren, Addison Cain and Quinn Larson.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Rollie Vierbicher and Richard Roehrich; ex-husband, Paul Howard; daughter, Laura Rush; sons-in-law, Alan Haskins and Jerry Rush; sister, Lois (Bill) Hart; brother-in-law, Jerry Wicktor.

A Burial Office will be held at 11:00am on Friday, October 29, 2021, at Christ Church Cathedral, 510 S. Farwell St, Eau Claire, with The Rev’d James Lorenze and The Rev’d Ken Van Es officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00am until the time of the service at the church. Inurnment will take place in Christ Church Cathedral Columbarium.
Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family. To express online condolences, please visit www.lenmarkfh.com

All,

Bishop Gunter and I appreciate your patience as we've begun to assemble the necessary materials for the 93rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Eau Claire. Convention will be held virtually again this year, via the Zoom Webinar platform. The basic documents are beginning to be approved and are available on the Diocesan Website at the following link: https://episcopaldioceseofeauclaire.com/diocesan-convention/

As materials are finalized, they will be placed on that tab of the Diocesan Website, but the most foundational documents will be emailed to clergy, parishes, and delegates as well. To that end, it is very important that you and your delegates complete the attached registration form and return it to the diocesan Office as Quickly as possible. In addition, please see the attached document with links and login information for the Pre-Convention Hearings, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, and Saturday, Nov. 6th.

Please make sure that you and your delegates are prepared to attend Convention via Zoom. Please note the attached document that covers that necessity and feel free to reach out to me if you have any concerns or questions. As we did last year, we'll be holding two trial webinars on the Thursday and Friday preceding Convention for those who are concerned about the mechanisms of the Zoom Webinar platform. Details for those tutorials will be coming shortly.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me right away and I'll do all that I can to get everything sorted out as well as I can.

AZ+ (Fr. Aaron Zook, Canon to the Ordinary)

93rd Diocesan Convention Delegations and Voting Procedures

2021 Pre-Convention Hearing Zoom Login Information

2021 Registration Form

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Midwest Dental donated 150 pkts consisting of kid toothbrush, toothpaste and flossers for our Needful Things pantry.

Anyone who goes to Midwest Dental on Hendrickson Rd. please say a big THANK YOU! the next time you go. Ann Peterson will send a thank you note.

A better Halloween treat for kiddos.

 

 

Hello to the good people of Christ Church Cathedral! My name is Matthew Bloss, and I am just now beginning my final year at the Nashotah House Theological Seminary. I have been blessed to live in many cities and states across our country during my 30 years, but most recently, I hail from Corpus Christi, Texas. There I served as Youth Ministries Director for The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for four years. After being called to seminary in 2019, I moved to Southern Wisconsin to begin my education at Nashotah, and promptly met my now-wife Kate, who was (and still is) going to medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Kate and I just celebrated our one year anniversary in June, and are looking forward to welcoming our first child at the end of October! I have always had a great passion for teaching and preaching the truth of God, so I consider myself quite lucky to be working here at Christ Church this Fall. It's my hope that during this time I can continue to grow as a preacher and a pastor, and maybe even offer you all a few helpful sermons along the way. Thank you all so much for your hospitality and for welcoming and supporting me with this opportunity, and I look forward to spending the upcoming Fall with you!