Roxanne L. Aper, 50, of Geneseo, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Hammond-Henry Hospital Emergency Room, Geneseo. A funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Roxanne Aper Memorial Fund.
She was born Dec. 27, 1961, in Morris, the daughter of William and Beverly (Berta) Rehberg. She was a 1980 graduate of Newark High School and graduated in 1984 from Eastern Illinois University with a B.A. in music education. She married David P. Aper on June 21, 1986, in Morris, and has been the director of music for Annawan High School for the last 27 years. She was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo. She loved music, her family, attending all their events and spending time with them.
Survivors include her husband, Dave; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Geoffrey and Brianna Aper and their son, Kyson, of Bettendorf, Iowa; Jonathan Aper, a student at ISU in Normal; and Noah Aper, at home; her mother, Beverly Rehberg of Lisbon; one brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Stacy Rehberg of Lisbon; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marcee and Don Brummel of Somonauk and Melissa and Rob Sigler of Plainfield and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.