Born: September 24, 1927
Died: March 26, 2012
Rogene S. Halpop, age 84 years, of NE 5th St., Marion, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Appleton Medical Center.
The former Rogene Shirley Thompson was born on September 24, 1927 in Clintonville to Louis and Anna (Mortensen) Thompson. She graduated from Clintonville High School. Rogene was united in marriage on December 17, 1949 to Kenneth J. Halpop at St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Clintonville. The couple lived in Marion, Wautoma, Berlin, Mineral Point, and Sun Prairie. They returned to Marion in 1991 and her husband Ken preceded her in death on August 19, 2007. She was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Marion. Rogene was also a supporter of the Marion Area Historical Society, she enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels, and she helped with numerous church projects.
Survivors include three children; Patricia (Bill) Fox of Richardson, TX, John Halpop of Thompson Falls, MT, and Robert Halpop of Madison. There are four grandchildren; Carrie & Susie Fox, and Evan & Joel Halpop. There are two step grandchildren, Jake (Kim) Fox and Molly (Dan) Phillips, and two step great grandchildren, William & Andrew Phillips. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Rogene is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ken, a stillborn son, an infant son, Peter, two sisters, and two brothers.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 11:00 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church, Marion. Rev. Gisele Berninghaus will officiate and burial will follow at Roseland Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Marion, and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Marion Area Historical Society, St. John's Lutheran Church, or to a charity of your own choice.