Rose Rohrich, 94, West Fargo passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at her home in West Fargo at the age of 94.

Rose Kraft was born on March 16, 1919 in Emmons County, North Dakota the daughter of Melchoir and Margaret Kraft. 

Rose was united in marriage to George Rohrich on November 8, 1937.  Rose had 5 “angel” children as Rose always said; Betty, Loretta, George, Leo and Bill.

They moved to the Fargo area in 1944.  Rose worked at several jobs in the Fargo and West Fargo area.  Rose retired from St. Luke’s Hospital in 1982.

Rose was very dedicated to her children and grandchildren.  She was a devout Catholic and member of Blessed Sacrament Church.  Rose loved playing cards and dice with her friends at the West Fargo High Rise.

Rose is survived by her children, Betty (Charles) Decker, Fargo, Loretta Harding, West Fargo, George (Janice) Rohrich, Fargo, Bill (Karen) Rohrich, Harwood; daughter-in-law, Mary Rohrich, West Fargo; sisters, Eva Heilman, West Fargo, Whity Wohl, Portland, OR, Phyllis (Bob) Fischer, Linton, Jenny (Pius) Molsom, Minot; 23 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, George; son, Leo; son-in-law, Roger Klocke; grandchildren, David and Kevin Smith; 7 brothers and 5 sisters.

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  1. Fargo The family of are mother Rose want to thank all family and freinds for being there for us at such atime .
    All the kind words it helps to have al of you with us a big thank from George& Janice Betty Loretta Bill& Karen & Mary


  2. Mesa,Az To: Jan, George and family.

    We wish to extend our sympathy in
    the loss of your mother.

    Thinking of you.

    Wes and Viv

  3. West Fargo ND
    As I listened to Rose’s grandchildren speak at her prayer service, it occurred to me that in this era when people are often left to grow old alone, Rose continued to be surrounded by love. That speaks volumes about what kind of family she has and even more about what kind of person she was.

  4. Mandan ND
    Aunt Rose you were a very special lady not only in your family’s eyes but in gods also. This was truely an angels birthday, rest now in heaven.

  5. Jamestown North Dakota
    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Rose. She was a very special lady and will be missed by so many people. Even though we didn’t get to see each other very often, she was in my thoughts quite often.
    My deepest sympathy is with her family. May God’s Blessing Be With All Of You.

  6. fargo North Dakota
    Very sorry to hear about Rose’s passing.I will miss her very much! She was a very kind and caring person and I enjoyed going to her place to clean for her. She would always give me a big hug every time I was leaving! I will miss the times I spent with her. Her family was very lucky to have had her in their family! RIP sweet Rose!

  7. Jamestown ND
    Aunt Rose will always hold a special place in my heart. I can’t remember a time when I saw her that she didn’t have a big smile and an even bigger hug for me.

  8. Fargo ND
    I’m not sure where to go with this, But in life there are many things we experience beginning with our childhood. I like to remember when life was easy and your biggest problem was having to come in from playing outside for supper. I miss the days of a different generation that had no cell phones or intranet, And could have a good old fashioned time getting together for Sunday dinner. I really miss the old days of going to grandmas to eat some of the tastiest food on the planet earth, And playing with all of my cousins in her bedroom and basement. I also smile when I think of grandpa with his coin purse full of quarters that he would give out for a whisker rub. Grandma will always be one of those places in time that make you feel good inside, And a reminder of how a kind loving soul can make a life long impression. The sad thing is that life is always changing, But My loving Grandma was timeless. I am sad that she had to leave, But am also celebrating her graduation of life. She is not truly gone, She is living in all of our hearts and memories. The days of old seem to be slipping away, But I am sure glad I was Blessed with the WHOLE family that I am a part of.

  9. Fargo ND
    My sweet kind Grandma Rose, it has been so difficult losing you and on your birthday when we should be celebrating you. It was your 94th birthday and there was a party planned and I was so excited to see you and get some fun photos. I will miss you and your sparkly jewelry you always wore even on casual get-togethers you loved her bling. I’ll miss your kisses and warm hugs. Your way of listening and knowing just what you were feeling & seemed to understand my heart, your kind comforting words, your awesome German accent, your shaky loving hands, your eyes looking right into my own showing you heard everything I said, your strength to overcome time and again physical weakness that tried to hold you back, your German cooking and the borscht, your love for God and her faithfulness to your church fellowship. And mostly I will miss your prayers because you told me you always prayed for me, and that is the most WONDERFUL powerful legacy you could have given me.
    I hope to be just like her one day. She was an amazing influence of unconditional love to her family.
    I LOVE you Granny Rose and you will always reside in my heart of memories. Enjoy those wings Grandma, and please give my Daddy a hug for me. ♥

    Grandaughter Linda

  10. Fargo ND
    Grandma Rose a grandmother whose HEART had no limit for LOVE, especially, her family. She loved each and everyone and treated each one as if they were the most important person in the world, and, to her they were.

    A HEART of LOVE, a LIFE filled with giving and caring. My angel on earth.
    Grandma you could of lived to be 150 and it never would of been long enough.

    I know your life was full and filled with love, but, you are still greatly missed already! You meant so much to me and were always an example of love and kindness and unconditional love.

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