Anna Marie (Ficken) Rohr was born April 1, 1923 to Fred & Meta (Tewes) at home near Edgar, Ne & passed away on November 12, 2022 at the age of 99.  Marie was baptized June 3, 1923, confirmed in 1936, & married June 5, 1949 all at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Davenport. Marie was a 1941 graduate of Davenport High School & was  a country school teacher for 5 years.   Marie & a friend then lived in NYC & worked in a defense plant during WWII for a year.  She accepted a teaching job at Zion, Tobias, Ne (1948-1949), met the love of her life, Victor Rohr, & they were married for 43 years. Marie lived on the farm for 19 years after the 1992 death of Victor & then became a resident of Heritage in Fairbury in June 2011.  She liked to sew, quilt, read, tend to her garden & flowers, & the Rook card parties.  Marie was a farm wife, homemaker, Sunday School teacher, member of Ladies Aid, church circle & Red Hats Society.  She was always happy to attend her grandchildren & great grandchildren’s activities!
Survivors include her 4 children Diane (Dick) Sutton of Blue Springs,  Barbara (David) Henning of Beatrice, Debra (Bob) VanWesten of Alexandria, & Mark (Missi) Rohr of Tobias.  Marie’s grandchildren are Ryan Young (deceased), Jamie Young of Eagle,  Heather (Jeff) Patora of Elkhorn, Blake (Libby) Henning of Valley, Angie (Ryan) Holtmeier of Tobias, Marissa (Matt) Zoubek of Powers, Oregon, Katie (Corey) Helms of Araphoe, Reid (Alyssa) VanWesten of York, Andrew Rohr of Tobias, Kyle (Sarah) of Tobias, Chris (Jill) Rohr of Bruning & Stuart Rohr of Milligan. Great grandchildren are Addison & Jaxson Young & Kennidi, Walker, Easton & Hudson Demkey, Owen & Ava Patora, Wes & Kade Henning, Brynn, Bailey & Brooklyn Holtmeier, Treygan, Macy & Presley Zoubek, Harrison & Landry Helms, Camden & Camille VanWesten, & 2 Rohr great grandchildren arriving in December.  Sister, Elaine (Bob) Henkel of Davenport, sister-in-law Donna Ficken of Colby, Ks & a host relatives & friends. Marie is preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor, brothers & sisters in-laws Ervin (Berdina), Raymond (Artha) & Edwin, nephew Rick Henkel, & beloved grandson Ryan.

She thoroughly enjoyed her trips to the family farm.

Marie dearly loved her Heritage family as they treated her so special & it was indeed her home for the past 11 years!


Services will be Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, Tobias, Ne with burial in the church cemetery & a luncheon to follow in the Fellowship Hall. The family will greet family & friends Tuesday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM at Gerdes Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials will go to Zion Lutheran Church and Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.