Stories of Naperville

Nov 23

[ARCHIVED] Meet Wilma Roescke

The original item was published from November 23, 2020 3:17 PM to January 21, 2021 11:14 AM

"Wilma Roescke was a leader in the Naperville community. She helped shape Naperville’s schools, which began as president of the School Board of High School District 107, and then overseeing the merger of Elementary District 78 and District 107 to form District 203. She was president of the District 203 School Board for 7 years until she was appointed as the first female on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Naperville. She was a founding director of the Board of the Bank of Fox Valley. She was also the first Sister City Commissioner, founded the Naperville Chapter of the Cancer Society, helped found the Family Service League, and much more. She passed away in 2017."

Nominated by Roberta Boecker Priz