Marian Elaine Rohrer, 92, formerly of St. Charles, MN, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Verona, PA.
Marian was born July 23, 1924 in Racine, WI to Paul E. and Bertha (Badtke) Raddatz. She moved to Kenosha with her parents when she was five years old and attended Washington and Bain Elementary schools and graduated 9th grade from Frieden's Lutheran school. She graduated from Kenosha High School in June 1942.
After graduation, she worked in the Planning Dept. at Nash-Kelvinator Corp. In 1949, she changed employment and worked for Kenosha County in the Veterans Service Office in the Court House.
On March 6, 1954 she married Herbert R. Rohrer at Grace Lutheran Church. They lived in Milwaukee until 1960 when they moved to Cochrane, WI and in 1966 moved to St. Charles, MN where her husband owned and operated Rohrer Chevrolet-Buick Co. until 1988.
Mr. Rohrer preceded her in death on February 16, 1994. In 2004 she moved to Ridgefield, CT to be near her family and eventually to Verona, PA. Marian loved her family and church above all else and her grandchildren were the joy of her life.
Surviving Mrs. Rohrer are her children, Kent (Margaret) Rohrer of Ridgefield, CT and Karen (Chris) Gaul of Pittsburgh, PA; five grandchildren, Douglas, Kathryn & Jeffrey Rohrer and Ellen & Ryan Gaul; brother, Robert (Betty) Raddatz of Kenosha, sister, Jeanne (Charles) Wiersum of Lake Tomahawk, WI and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Paul J. Raddatz.
A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Memorials in Marian's name may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 555 E 12th Street, St. Charles, MN 55972. Burial will be in the Buffalo City Cemetery, Buffalo City, WI.
A memorial service will be held in honor of Marian Rohrer on Saturday June 17th at 11:00AM at Christ Lutheran Church in Cochrane WI. A lunch will be served following the service. For additional information, please contact [email protected]
Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Marian and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.
to Kent, Margaret and family and Karen, Chris and family, sorry this comes so delayed but wanted you all to know how wonderful your mom was and the fond memories of have of her from way back when.. I also know how much she loved you all. take care , Janell (Harrison) Kraut
to marians family,what a wonderful lady your mom was,she did so much for church,my mom lida greethurst whom passed away oct 22,sold avon to your mom,my thoughts and prayers are with you all,vonda mcallister
To Marian's family - so sorry to hear of her death. She was a wonderful neighbor for many years. She will be missed. Keeping you all in my prayers.
To Marian's Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady who was always smiling. I remember the last time I saw her when she told me she was leaving town. She told me how much she was going to miss her little house on Richland Avenue. I often admired that house, she always had it looking so pretty. She was a great lady. Keeping you in our prayers.
Orv and Janell Dahl
Truly sorry for your loss. May all your good memories out weigh your sadness during this difficult time.
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