Roggen Laura C., Traverse City, MI, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Bortz Health Care. Age 91 years. Laura was born on January 29, 1920 in Ainsworth, Nebraska to the late Robert and Rosa Mae Wheeler. Laura was a 1940 graduate of West Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing. She served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942-1945. She was also a member of First Congregational Church in Traverse City. Laura leaves her daughter, Lynn (Lloyd) Pender of Saginaw; grandson, Craig (Lorie) Pender of West Bloomfield; great grandson, Cooper Pender; and step-grandsons, Kevin (Carol) Pender of Zilwaukee, Bryan (Nancy) Pender of Lexington Park, Maryland, Dave Pender of Zilwaukee, and their families. She was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Wheeler. Laura’s family wishes to express special thanks to all her caregivers and special friends, especially Amanda Keeps and family, Jean Bope, and Jerry and Myrtle Dew. Laura will be buried at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. Please share your condolences at