Happy 75th Birthday, Sister Elaine Marie!

I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow is a special day here – Sr. Elaine Marie Roggenbuck, who has been serving at St. Anne’s for over 40 years is celebrating her 75th birthday!  If you’d like to send birthday greetings or a promise of prayer, I will gladly pass those on to her.

18 Replies to “Happy 75th Birthday, Sister Elaine Marie!”

  1. Happy Birthday Sister Elaine! Please ask her if she keeps a fresh stock of Trumpet Valve oil in the fridge for safe keeping? Many laughs!!!

    Much love,

    Ben Heit
    Acivities asst. many many years ago

  2. Happy 75th Birthday Sister Elaine. Wishing you a year filled with happiness and God’s Peace. Lynn Holte

  3. Congratulations to Sister Elaine – thank you for your many years of service caring for others. May God’s blessings continue be upon you now and forever.

  4. Happy Birthday Sr Elaine! I must say, looking at this post my first reaction was, is this April first?, Sr Elaine is NOT turning 75!. Regardless, thank you for serving others and have a wonderful birthday! My prayers are with you <3

  5. Happy Birthday Sr. Elaine from all of us at St. Gerard’s!!! We hope you have a great day. God Bless you!

  6. Happy birthday Sr. Elaine,I was shocked to learn you are 75!. You look great
    Thank you for all you do for everyone @ St Annes & others as well. My self I would
    like to thankyou for making doing the hours with you & the others so enjoyable
    & rewarding.Hope to see you there for a long time to come.
    Terry & cheryl Kuntz

  7. Happy Birthday Sister Elaine!! God bless you with many more! So happy we are friends!! Cathy

  8. You look marvelouse darling, simply marvelous! Happy Birthday Sr. Elaine! Thank you so much for your caring, compassion and kindness. My days as a nurse at St. Annes are so fondly remembered. I wish you all the best on your special day! God Bless!

  9. Happy Birthday, Dear Sister Elaine!! I just want to add my best wishes and to let you know again how much your assistance has meant to me through the years!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day, and I know there are many many people who will tell you similar things all day tomorrow! Forty years at St. Anne’s–Wow! Congratulations and have a great 75th year.

  10. I don’t know sister Elaine but anyone who gives 40 years to an organization is due a very very happy birthday wish. Congratulations

  11. My Birthday Thoughts…

    In 1940, on the 9th of July,
    A baby girl gave out her first cry,
    With God in her heart, this child did thrive
    And, today, Sister Elaine turns seventy-five.

    Congratulations are truly due
    For this Sister’s talents, both old and new,
    It is her smile, so very cheery
    That brings forth the sunshine on days that are dreary.

    I’m sure there are things ’bout her we’ll never know
    It’s evident Sister Elaine can bestow
    Her wonderful musical ability
    And the tender care of her charge, Gracie.

    Piano, accordion, organ and horn
    Implanted by God when our Sister was born,
    Embroidering, needlework both awesome and funny
    Accounting skills, keeping charge of money.

    But, I have to confess, Sister Elaine makes my day
    When she lets forth a hiccup, as we sit and pray,
    I can not help smiling, I think it is neat…

    How she rolls her eyes when offered a sweet.

    I will offer up prayers for Sister Elaine Marie
    That she will live to be one hundred and three,
    And, through St. Matthew I will pray to our Lord
    That he will meet our Sister at her reward.

    I will pray that her books will balance always
    That she’ll never be troubled by a malaise,
    Sister, please know this birthday wish brings a “thank you”
    But, most of all, please know how much we love you!

  12. HAPPY BIRTH-DAY! Though my life had a little downturn along the way – it is gradually getting better and easier. Health has improved and am using my music skills to provide our Benedict Village with a group of Handbells (they enjoy it much) and now a choral group. With your accordion skills you may even be able to get some of your beautiful voices form a choral group. We meet twice a month. Guess we are all surprised that they do so well. Nice to hear great four part music. Now even have a church singer and men’s choral group. Great addition.

    Your picture looks as though life has been good to you – I presume you celebrated St. Benedict yesterday. I think of you every time I read one of Richard Rohr’s works – a great Franciscan – as you are.

    Blessings and have a lovely day.

    Marietta Geray, OSB

    1. A Blessed Birth-day. Seems my first comment didn’t go through and I don’t know how to cancel it.

      You still look younger than 75. Actually it is a nice age when your spirit is as great as yours is.
      Have a wonderful, wonderful day!!!!!!

      My days with you were great.


  13. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, SISTER ELAINE !!! Did you go fishing on your special day?? With all the blessings offered by others, your fishing prowess should be extraordinary ~~~ 😉 Time has treated you kindly with your beautiful smile, devilish twinkling eyes and terrific wit. It has been truly a blessing to have shared time and space with you over the years at St. Anne’s. Always a treat to see you and spend a moment or more for a hug and a chat. Your gifts are great and your spirit is delightful. We are all so blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you for all that you do and give to so many. May God Bless You always. With love, Gail

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