OREGON – April Lynn Roos, age 37, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Serenity Hospice and Home following a courageous battle with Aveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. She was born May 20, 1981 in Rochelle the daughter of Gary and Susan (Ebens) French.
April graduated from Oregon High School in 1999. She obtained her Associates degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape design from Kishwaukee Community College. She married Joshua Roos on Sept. 11, 2004. April was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend to many. Her faith in God and family was an unwavering presence in her life. She was avidly involved in horticulture design and worked for many years as a landscape designer. She had a love of sports including softball, which she played from high school to college, and the Chicago Cubs. She loved sewing and cooking and spent many years with her grandma perfecting her recipes.
In 2012, April was diagnosed with Aveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of 30 years old and a mom to an 8-week old baby boy, Hayden. With her faith as an anchor and wrapped in her family’s unconditional love and lifting support of her community, April underwent an intensive treatment plan. As a result, April and her family and friends put their faith in God for healing and it was time to step up and KB! Out of April’s journey and her desire to help others facing similar fights, the KB Fund and KB Tough Run were born to provide support to other families burdened by medical crisis. With an outpouring of support from the community, the KB Fund has been fortunate to be able to provide financial and emotional support to many individuals and their families.
April was predeceased by her grandparents.
She is survived by her husband Joshua Roos, and son Hayden, age 6 of Oregon, parents Gary and Susan French of Oregon, Parents-in-law Dan and Nancy Roos of Oregon, and Becky (Billy) Wright of Texas, brother Gary (Danielle) French, Jr. of New York, Brothers-in-law Jeremy Roos and Travis Ratzlaff both of Oregon, niece Ashlynn French and nephews Jacob French and Sam Roos.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church at Paynes Point, IL with the Rev. Andrew Kayes, Rev. Frank Lay, and Rev. Brant Clements officiating. Burial will be at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL. April’s memory and KB charity will carry on. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the KB Fund or UW Carbone Cancer Center – Sarcoma Research Fund located at: 600 Highland Ave., K4/658 Madison, WI 53792-6164.