Michael F. Roeling, Sr.
Michael F. Roeling, Sr.
  • January 22, 1941 - August 19, 2017
  • Slidell, Louisiana

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Michael F. Roeling, Sr. “Big Mike”, died August 19, 2017,at his happy place in Poplarville, Mississippi. He was 76. He was born January 22, 1941, in New Orleans to Frank and Caroline Roeling. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Sandra Johnston Roeling. Michael is survived by his brother, Theodore Roeling (Judy). He is also survived by his four children: Robin Bauer (Gary), Christie Watts (Randall), Michelle Willis (Barrett) and Michael Roeling Jr. (Jennifer). He was a loving grandfather to his seven grandchildren, who adored him: Emily Watts, Evan Bauer, Addison Bauer, Grace Willis, Benjamin Watts, Michael Roeling III and Caroline Watts. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He had a generous heart and loved life. He lived his whole life in New Orleans and Slidell. He enjoyed his work along with hunting, boating, cooking and spending time with family and friends. He mastered his role of husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law and friend. He will be missed dearly. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Michael’s life at the following services: A visitation will be held Thursday, August 24th from 12-2pm at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME on Pontchartrain Boulevard in New Orleans. A funeral service will follow at 2:00pm in the chapel at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, followed by the interment in the Mausoleum at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.