Shawn M. Bolinger


Shawn Marie Bolinger (Roeber), 64, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on September 20, 2023. She was born on August 15, 1959, in Rochester, Minnesota, and for most of her life was a resident of Rochester

Shawn was a devoted and loving mother to her daughter Jacey Roeber and her new son in law Nishant (Sasha) Salaria. She cherished her role as a mother, considering it a true blessing in her life. Shawn was very proud of immediate family, including her mother Joanne Roeber and her siblings Julie Bakken (Wutschke), Rene’ Lunde (Jeff Inglebret), Bill Roeber (Shelley Fabian), and Barry (Wendy) Roeber. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Shawns family will forever hold the memory of her Frog eye Salad!

Shawn found solace in the simple pleasures of life. She took comfort in the company of her beloved cats and adorned her world with the color purple, as it brought her immense joy. Her home was her safe haven, a place where she could retreat to and find peace. Shawn’s love for literature and intellectual stimulation led her to indulge in countless books, often losing herself in the pages as time slipped away.

Shawn graduated in 1977 from John Marshall High School in Rochester, Minnesota.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation in honor of Shawn’s life at the fellowship hall of Peace United Church of Christ, located at 1503 2nd Ave NE, Rochester, MN 55906, on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 1 PM to 3 PM. It will be an opportunity to share memories, offer support, and find solace in each other’s presence. Burial service will follow at Pleasant Dale Prairie Cemetery, where Shawn will be laid to rest next to her father, Ernest Roeber, who died on April 27, 2023.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to assist with the funeral expenses.

Rochester Cremation Service in Rochester, Minnesota, is entrusted with the care and arrangements for Shawn’s final journey.

Shawn’s memory will forever shine brightly in our hearts, as we remember her for her love, kindness, and gentle spirit. May she find eternal rest, and may her legacy inspire us to cherish every moment with our loved ones.

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9 thoughts on “Shawn M. Bolinger

  1. Jamey Sasha Joanne Julie Bill Rene Barry and Families
    So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories

  2. Words can not express how shocked and sadden we are regarding this news. Shawn left us with many bright memories of she her smiles, compassion, wonderful and insightful conversation, and deep rooted love of family. We are sending big hugs from Virginia.

  3. Joanne, Julie, Rene, Billy ,Barry, Jacey, and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know the loss of a siblings and a child, is like no other. They are part of you, you’ve known them your whole life, it’s hard to let go. Just know that they are at peace. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you all.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard to lose your father but then to lose your sister too. Our children should never go before us. It’s hard to find any comfort in that. We pray that Ernie and Shawn will be together. We hope that you know your family and friends are here for you because we love you. Creda Loftus Pike

  5. To Jacey,
    It is with a heavy heart condolences are sent to you. Your Mom and I worked together at the Marriott and I woud visit with her every time I went into HyVee West. She was so proud of you and told me you were married. Congratulations to you. Your Mom was a great lady and will be missed. Keep her memory close in your heart. Prayers and wishes for you to find peace.

  6. I am sorry for your loss. I work at Hyvee West Circle and Shawn was one of my favorite coworkers. She made me laugh and I appreciated her company when I was at work. She will be missed a lot. My prayers and thoughts go out to you.

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