Vivian Marie Rohr, 84, of Bluffton, passed away Feb. 26, 2009, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena after a brief illness. She was born February 20, 1925, in Frazee, the first child of Fred and Francis (Ulschmid) Palmer. She grew up on the family dai...
Vivian Marie Rohr, 84, of Bluffton, passed away Feb. 26, 2009, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena after a brief illness.
She was born February 20, 1925, in Frazee, the first child of Fred and Francis (Ulschmid) Palmer. She grew up on the family dairy farm and graduated from Frazee High School with the class of 1942.
She married Norbert Rohr of Detroit Lakes on Oct. 16, 1945. In 1956, she and Norbert moved their family from Frazee to a dairy farm they purchased near Bluffton. She played an active part in the farm and for several years had a weekly route in Wadena delivering the fresh eggs her hens produced, becoming known to some as "the egg lady." She was in charge of publicity for the Otter Tail County National Farmers Organization and, along with Norbert, was active in the organization at the county and state level throughout their farming and retirement years.
She attended St. John the Baptist Church and served as an officer in the Christian Mothers for many years. She helped start and organize the Bluffton Blazers 4-H Club and served as a parent leader. She volunteered in Bluffton Township on election nights and campaigned for candidates in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren, reading, gardening, sewing, animals, traveling and church events.
On Feb. 5, 2009, Norbert passed away due to heart failure in Fargo.
The funeral mass was held Monday, March 2 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bluffton with the Rev. Donald Wagner officiating. The pallbearers were Tim Stoll, Ed Stoll, Tony Stoll, Jim Stoll, Marc Palmer and Dean Endres. The honorary pallbearers were all of her grandchildren. She was laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery, Bluffton. Arrangements were provided by the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills. Condolences may be sent online at www.karvonenfuneralhome.com .
Survivors include John (Toni) of Indianapolis, Ind., Dan (Kim) Rohr of Northfield, Minn., Nick (Lorna) Rohr of New York Mills, Nancy (Tom) Hendrickx of Butler, Mark (Carol) Rohr of Bluffton, Mary (Steve) Brand of Ellsworth, Wis., Janelle Rohr of West St. Paul, Minn., and Kathy Rohr of Bluffton; her sisters, Betty Frank of Mankato, Minn., Dorothy (Paul) Roes of Butler, Marion (Eugene) Stoll of Dent; her brother, Rodger (Elaine) Palmer of Frazee; and her sisters-in-law, Winifred Jenson of Detroit Lakes, and Sandy Palmer of Duluth; 22 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert; her parents, Fred and Francis; her brother, Kermit Palmer; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; a grandson; and other relatives and friends.