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June 1, 1927 – Monday, May 21, 2012

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Afra Roufs, age 84, of Winsted passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born on June 1, 1927 in Winsted Township, McLeod County the daughter of Ben & Julia Kegler Lueck.

Afra graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1945.

On April 25, 1951, Afra A. Lueck and Donald J. Roufs were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with twelve children.

Afra enjoyed fishing, gardening, dinning out, traveling and cooking.

She was a faithful, lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Afra also belonged to C.C.W. and St. Anne’s Society. She was a member of Winsted’s American Legion Auxiliary.

Survived by her eleven children: Donna (Charlie) Atkinson of Brandon, Florida, Steven Roufs of Winsted, Edward (Lois) Roufs of Waconia, Jerome Roufs of Howard Lake, Francis (Vicki) Roufs of Winsted, Susan Winter of Hugo, Leo Roufs of Brainerd, Willy Roufs and Carol (Jeff) Quast all of Howard Lake, Michael (Linda) Roufs of Springfield, MO and Alan (Sue) Roufs of Cologne; seventeen grandchildren: Craig Atkinson, Rebecca Roufs, Hannah Roufs, Tracy Roufs, Courtney Roufs, Garrett Winter, Shana Winter, Heidi Roufs, Cory Roufs, Katie Roufs, Jason Quast, Rachael Halvorson, Samantha Roufs, Janel Roufs, Julia Roufs, Kristin Roufs and Benjamin Roufs; five great grandchildren: Emily & Catherine Burfeind, Vivian & Sydney Atkinson and Clara Quast; a sister: Marcia Haugen of St. Paul; a sister-in-law: Charlene Lueck of Winsted; a brother-in-law: Ardner “Red” Fasching of St. Louis Park; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by loving husband: Donald J. Roufs, a son: Darryl, her parents: Ben & Julia Lueck, brothers: Wilbert & Alice Lueck and John Lueck, a sister: Mary Ann Fasching, by an infant brother: Michael and by a brother-in-law: Russ Haugen.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Afra Roufs will be held on Thursday, May 24th at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Tony Hesse will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A combined C.C.W. & St. Anne’s Society Rosary will be recited at 4:00 P.M. and Parish Prayers at 7:30 P.M.

Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, May 24th from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the funeral home.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Rebecca Roufs, Courtney Roufs, Katie Roufs, Hannah Roufs, Shana Winter, Kristin Roufs, Tracy Roufs, Samantha Roufs, and Heidi Roufs.

Casket Bearers will be Garrett Winter, Jason Quast, Cory Roufs, Craig Atkinson, Benjamin Roufs, Rachael Halverson, Janel Roufs and Julia Roufs.

Arrangements for Afra Roufs are by The Chilson Funeral Home.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jon Guggemos

    My prayers are with Afra & her blessed family in these trying times.

  2. Joseph and Barbara McGuire

    Thinking of the family and extending deepest sympathy. Clara Boyle was my mother. I will miss your Mother’s Christmas Card. Sorry we could not be with you.

  3. Michael Thoennes

    I just heard this morning of Alfra’s funeral today and can’t be there, sorry. Afra was always so kind and sweet to me and always had a good word to say about her children and the people around her. As I watched her the last few years it so reminded me of my own mother as she became more frail each time I saw her. I will remember her and her family in my prayers. God bless.


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