Denise Roerick

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. Sundays weren’t

the same without her

cooking her special eggs

for her pets.

Denise enjoyed exercis-ing 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 adventurous foods,

trips to the casino, making

others laugh with her wit-

ty storytelling, 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

Roerick, and

father-in-law, Ed Roerick.

There will be visitation

at the Niewoehner Fun-

eral Home in Rugby on

Friday, Nov. 20 from 4-7

pm. 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