Roxie Swenka

Roxie Swenka


Roxie Ann (Mizner) Swenka of Rolla, Missouri passed away on Monday, May 4, 2021 at the age of 86. She was born on September 4, 1934 in Charles City, Iowa to the late Oscar and Maude (Selix) Mizner. 

Roxie was born and raised in Iowa where she would meet her beloved husband of sixty-six years, James Swenka while they were in grade school. She and James were married on December 28, 1954; this union was blessed with three children.

 Roxie and James moved to Rolla in 1979 and they joined the Anutt United Methodist Church. She was the treasurer for the church during most of that time. She and James volunteered for nearly two years helping to renovate the Anutt Young Community Center. In her spare time, Roxie enjoyed raising sheep, tending to her flower garden, and taking care of her family and dog. Roxie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

 In addition to her parents, Roxie was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Lloyd Mizner; sister, Arletta Macaughlin; granddaughter, Bliss Warnke. 

She is survived by her loving husband James Swenka of Rolla, Missouri; children, Jacque Ann (Mark) Stahr of Hawkeye, Iowa, Steven Edwin (Joan) Swenka of Fayette, Iowa and Jay James (Lori) of Fayette, Iowa; grandchildren, Jason Stahr, Ian Stahr, Matthew Swenka, Meagan Peyton, Jennifer Mast and Jobyna Swenka; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

Funeral services for Roxie Swenka were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at the Rolla Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary, Rolla, Missouri with Gaye Lynn Blankenship officiating. A visitation for family and friends was held prior to the service from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m., also at the Rolla Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary, Rolla, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the Rolla Animal Shelter building fund. Cards are available at all James and Gahr locations.


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