August 21, 1950 - March 19, 2017

 

Funeral services will be at 3PM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud for Mary J. (Roering) Charbonneau, 66, who passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Houston, TX. Chaplain James Neppl will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Waite Park. Visitation will be from 4-8PM on Friday, March 24, 2017 and one hour prior to services on Saturday all at the funeral home in St. Cloud.

Mary was born August 21, 1950 in St. Cloud to Ralph and Rosemary (Haffner) Roering. She moved to Houston, TX in 1979 from St. Cloud. Mary was strong willed and always took life by the horns; she was always wearing jeans, loved drinking coffee and gladly accepted a challenge. She raised four bold, tenacious children. Mary worked endlessly, standing on her feet for 60 plus hours a week for almost 30 years to provide for her children. Although, Mary did not have many material possessions; she had more than words could ever describe, she had her family. She was her children’s foundation of hardworking, loyalty, and independence. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Mary is survived by her children, Pat (Bridgette) Charbonneau of Houston, TX, Bill (Rebecca) Charbonneau of Houston, TX, Barbara (Wallace) Tilley of Oklahoma City, OK, Scott Charbonneau of Houston, TX; mother, Rosemary Roering of St. Cloud; siblings, Sandy Roering of St. Cloud, Jerry (Judi) Roering of Rice, John (Sharon) Roering of Sauk Rapids, Ken (Debby) Roering of Randall, Debbie (Fran) Bueckers of St. Cloud, Allen Roering of Rice, David Roering of St. Cloud, Bernie (Lonne) Roering of Long Prairie, Brenda (Dick) Burton of St. Cloud, Tina Roering of Waite Park; 16 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph; and brother, Donnie.