Roethlisberger, Mrs. Midge A., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010 at the age of 74.   The daughter of the late Roy and Anna (Hartlieb) Hall, Midge was born June 6, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan.  She married Jerry Roethlisberger, her loving husband of 52 years, on August 17, 1957. He survives her.  Midge was a former member of the Bridgeport Athletic Association. Midge and Jerry were fortunate to have lived in Spain for four years and continue to enjoy many special friendships from that time.  Midge and Jerry were active in the Rods & Relics Car Club of West Branch and enjoyed wintering in Tucson, Arizona. Midge was an avid ping-pong player; winning numerous medals in the Michigan and Arizona Senior Olympics. She also enjoyed going to bingo and the casinos. Most of all, Midge loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.  Surviving besides her husband Jerry are two sons and their spouses, Jerry Jr. and his wife Carla Roethlisberger, Birch Run; Jeff and Lisa Roethlisberger, Saginaw; five grandchildren, Christa, Jeffrey Jr., Andrew, Bryanne, and Elizabeth; two sisters and four brothers, Catherine Besey, Margaret (Pug) Efu, Roy (Sonny) Hall, Terry Snow, Larry (Rhonda) Snow, Jim (Yuana) Snow; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.  Midge was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Barnette.  Chaplain Gloria Hart will officiate the Service of Remembrance and Celebration on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:00 am at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty).  A private internment service will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the charity of their choice.  The family wishes to thank the staff at Maple Valley Adult Foster Care, the staff of Home & Hospice Advantage, and our family and friends for their love and compassion at this time.