Ruth Wheeler Roessel

Traditional Navajo funeral services were held Sunday, April 15 for Ruth Wheeler Roessel at the Roessel Family Cemetery in Round Rock, Ariz.

Ruth was born at Round Rock, Ariz. on April 15, 1934 the daughter of Ashi’ii and Hasbah Wheeler. She passed away at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 13, 2012, days short of her 78th birthday.

Surviving Ruth are her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Robert A. Roessel Jr. in 2006.

Arrangements were made through Ertel Funeral Home. To send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.