Gwendolyn Louise Roeder

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Bangor - Gwendolyn Roeder (nee Ward) was born in Starbuck, Minnesota, to Alyce and Lyman Ward. A lifelong educator, Mrs. Roeder taught in Long Beach, CA, Minneapolis, Rochester and New London, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Jerry Roeder in 1971, and the couple welcomed daughter Amy in 1973. Gwendolyn and Jerry made their home in New London, MN, until Jerry's death in 2017, when Gwen relocated to Bangor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alyce and Lyman; and her husband, Jerry. She is survived by daughter, Amy (Eric); and grandsons, Evan and Kurtis.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her memory to the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St., Bangor, or drop off new school supplies to the United Way, 700 Main St., Suite 1, Bangor, ME 04401. Per Gwen's request, there will be no funeral, but her daughter encourages you to celebrate a teacher in her honor.
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Published on August 14, 2019
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Carolyn olson
Aug 23, 2019
I enjoyed working with Gwen at the public library in Willmar. My sympathy to Amy and family.
Susan Rowerdink
Aug 21, 2019
I taught with Gwen in New London (Old Gray & Prairie Woods) for several years. I always admired her intelligence and commitment to her students. Since we were both special education teachers we had lots of paperwork. She and I were often working on weekends to complete that paperwork. Eventually we would need a break and would talk together about many topics--books, politics, etc. I'm sure her memory will be a blessing to Amy and her family.