Service


Date:

November 6, 2018

Start Time:

10:30 AM

Location:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Address:

965 Home Plaza

Waterloo, IA 50701

Arrangements By:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Visitation


Date:

November 5, 2018

Start Time:

4 to 7 PM

Location:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Address:

965 Home Plaza

Waterloo, IA 50701

Ramona Rooff

Ramona Esther Rooff was born on August 16, 1925, in a log cabin in Minnesota, the daughter of Charles and Mertie (Smith) Kammerdiner. She graduated from Waterloo East High School and Iowa State Teacher’s College.  On October 2, 1953, Ramona was united in marriage to J.L. “Pat” Rooff in Preston, Minnesota.  The couple made their home in Waterloo where they raised their family.  Ramona was the bookkeeper for People’s Hardware, an executive for the Pat Rooff Corporation, and worked at the East Side Library.  She was also involved with River Hills School, Exceptional Persons, and United Cerebral Palsy.  Ramona enjoyed all sports, reading, knitting, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.  She was well known for her skirts and high heels.  Ramona died at her home at the age of 93 on November 1, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three daughters, Kay Rooff-Steffen, Patricia Anderson, and a daughter in infancy; a son, Gary Rooff; three brothers, Delmer, Duane, and Merton; and three sisters, Vivian, Eleanor, and Beverly.  Ramona is survived by two sons, James L. (Tracey) Rooff, Jr. and Michael D. (Nancy) Rooff; a sister, Lorraine Miller; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and 11 great great grandchildren.

The visitation will be on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 4 to 7 PM at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories in Waterloo.  The funeral will be on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 10:30 AM at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Waterloo.  Please direct memorials to United Cerebral Palsy.

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