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 Norman A Rohner

Norman A Rohner

Birth
Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA
Death 13 Jan 2010 (aged 65)
Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Pennock, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 100120958 · View Source
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Norman Rohner, 65, of Pennock, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

He was born on May 24, 1944, in Willmar, MN, the son of Myrle and Esther (Olson) Rohner. He grew up near Atwater where he began school before their family moved to Dovre Township where he attended country school. He graduated from Willmar High School in 1962. Norman then attended Willmar Vo-Tech. He continued his custom farming that he had been doing since he was 15 years old. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he worked for Ramsey Poultry.

On March 14, 1970, he was united in marriage to Linda Johnson at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. Following their marriage, they lived near Atwater for a short time before purchasing their farm in Mamre Township where they lived and farmed to this day. Norman and Linda also milked cows for 26 years. They shared and enjoyed nearly 42 years of life together.

Norman enjoyed going to auctions with his sidekick Donovan, collecting and restoring antique tractors, and attending many tractor pulls with his family. He was a wonderful husband, dad, and grandpa. He and his wife would milk and do chores at whatever time of day just so they could make it to their children's events. His gift to his family and others was his constant and never ending willingness to help others, an often times before his own work was done. Dad lived by what he always said, "the greatest gift to give to you girls is for Linda and I to love each other!" For the past five years, they enjoyed taking a summer vacation in Duluth where they stayed in Canal Park with his daughters and their families. In the fall, Norman and Linda enjoyed returning to Duluth by themselves for their getaway. Norman cherished every moment he had with his grandchildren. He spent time with them fishing, camping, going to wrestling tournaments, and taught them to appreciate the little things in life.

Survivors are his wife, Linda; children, Pam (Darren) Rohner Swart of Pennock; Monica (fiance Casey Coolbroth) Rohner of Pennock; Melissa (Jeff) Beyer of Boyden, IA; LaNae (special friend, Matt Loppnow) Rohner of Pennock. Ten grandchildren, Tanner, Dacotah, Madison, Gavin, Caitlyn, Taylor, Macy, Colton, Libby and Narissa. Also surviving are his mother, Esther, and siblings, Maynard (Kerry) Rohner of Spicer; Melvin (Sandy) Rohner of Spicer; Harlan Rohner of Willmar; Jenith Benson of Atwater and Joyce (Mark) Deering of Spicer.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Myrle.

His funeral will be 11 am, Monday, at First Lutheran Norway Lake Church, rural New London. Burial will be in Mamrelund Lutheran Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post #167 of Willmar. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm, Sunday, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.


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  • Created by: Steve Krahn
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100120958
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Norman A Rohner (24 May 1944–13 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100120958, citing Mamrelund Lutheran Cemetery, Pennock, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Steve Krahn (contributor 47448701) .