Independence – Barbara J. Rognerud, 76 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home in Rockwell, Iowa. She was born in Independence, Iowa, on September 2, 1942, the daughter of Ralph Robert and Jane Margaret (O’Brien) Hohl. She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1960 and then, continued her education at medical technician school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She worked at the Mental Health Institute and Peoples Memorial Hospital in Independence. She retired from the Wisconsin Home for Disabled Children in Union Grove, Wisconsin, after 30 years of employment. She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Rognerud is survived by her brother, Jake Hohl of Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2 nieces, Stacy (John) Hoban of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Jaime (Jamie) Hohl of Denver, Colorado, 1 aunt, Marlys Templeton of Clear Lake, Iowa, and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the White Funeral Home in Independence, Iowa, with Rev. Sue Ann Raymond officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Friends may call for visitation from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Friday, April 5th, at the funeral home where an O.E.S. service begins at 6 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.