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Denise Roerick

Nov 21, 2020

Oct. 14, 1964 – Nov. 15, 2020

Denise Roerick, 56,

Rugby, died November

15, 2020 at her home.

Denise Renae Roerick

was born on October 14,

1964 in New Rockford,

ND to Everett and Joyce

(Christianson) Applegate.

She was raised in New

Rockford where she was

baptized and confirmed in

the Methodist Church,

and later graduated from

New Rockford High

School in 1982.

Denise continued her

education earning a

Bachelor’s Degree in So-

cial Work from Moorhead

State University in 1986,

and Masters Degree in So-

cial Work from University

of North Dakota in 2011.

She began her social work

career at Lone Tree Spe-

cial Education Unit in

Harvey, ND. She served

many more clients

through the years with

Darveaux-Eaton and Asso-

ciates, Minot Air Force

Base, and at North Central

Human Services Center

for over fourteen years.

She was most recently

employed at Trinity River-

side in Minot as a

licensed and certified So-

cial Worker and Mental

Health Therapy Coun-

selor, where she cared

deeply about her clients.

Denise married Robert

Ivan Roerick on August 6,

1988. Together they

moved to Pierce County to

raise their three children,

Shelby, Mitchell and

Tania in their beloved

farmhouse. Denise

thoroughly enjoyed keep-

ing her family busy with

the variety of pets she

would bring into their

home. Sunday’s weren’t

the same without her

cooking her special eggs

for her pets.

Denise enjoyed ex-

ercising her creativity

through her art talents.

Anyone who visited her

childhood home will

remember her Snoopy

mural. She held a true joy

for cooking and trying ad-

venturous foods, trips to

the casino, making others

laugh with her witty sto-

rytelling, and seeing the

world via cruises with her

friends and family. Her

taste in music was just as

cool as she was.

Denise is survived by

her husband, Robert, and

their children, Shelby

Roerick (Silva), Mitchell

Roerick (Cando), and

Tania Roerick (Rugby). In

addition she leaves her

sister, Cheryl, and her

husband David Flick

(Chaseley). She also

leaves many loved nieces,

nephews, and in-laws.

She is preceded in death

by her parents and her

mother-in-law, Lyla Roer-

ick, and father-in-law, Ed


There will be visitation

at the Niewoehner Fun-

eral Home in Rugby on

Friday, Nov. 20 from

4-7pm. Guests will be al-

lowed to enter the funeral

home in groups of 4 per-

sons at a time. A private

funeral service will be

held on Saturday, Nov.

21. Guests are reminded

that a mask or facial cov-

ering is required to enter

and to maintain social




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