Katherine “Katie” Rohrich

Katherine “Katie” Rohrich
Date of Birth: July 23, 1927
Died on: March 01, 2018

Zeeland, ND-Mass of Christian Burial for Katherine “Katie” Rohrich, 90, of Zeeland will be 11:00 am, Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Zeeland. The Rev. Fr. Wenceslaus Katanga will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery.

There will be a rosary and liturgical wake Thursday at 7:00 pm with visitation from 5:00-7:00 pm at the church.

It is with great sadness that the family of Katherine (Katie) Rohrich of Zeeland, North Dakota, announces her passing on March 1, 2018 at Wishek Community Hospital, at the age of 90 years old.

Katherine (Schumacher) Rohrich was born on July 23, 1927 in rural McIntosh County, North Dakota. She was the youngest of ten children of the late Ben and Elizabeth (Klein) Schumacher. Katherine married Claude Rohrich on October 4, 1949 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Zeeland, North Dakota. Claude and Katherine settled on a farmstead northeast of Zeeland in March of 1950 where they raised their three sons. Katherine was an active part of their farm and dairy and her family will always remember her unfailing work ethic. Claude and Katherine resided on the farm until May of 1992 at which time they moved into Zeeland.

Katherine and Claude were married for 69 years and the family recently celebrated Katherine’s 90th birthday. The family will always cherish the fond memories of Katherine, a wife, mother, and grandmother who was the cornerstone of the Rohrich family and served as a tremendous role model. Katherine will be remembered by her devoted faith in God, faithful commitment to her husband Claude, and her unconditional love for her family.
Katherine is survived by her husband Claude and their children: Carroll (Joyce) Rohrich of San Tan Valley, AZ. Thomas (Mary) Rohrich of Zeeland, ND. Dr. Rod Rohrich (Dr. Diane Gibby) of Dallas, TX. Seven grandchildren: Bruce (Kari) Rohrich of Maple Grove, MN, Mark (Jenny) Rohrich of Ashley, ND, Allan (Becky) Rohrich of Zeeland, ND, Charissa (Greg) Eaton of Winona, MN, Erica (Bo) Carlson of Windsor, CO, Taylor Rohrich and Rachel Rohrich of Dallas, TX. Eleven Great Grandchildren: Katie, Caroline and Anna, Rohrich; Matthew, Grace and Nathan Rohrich; Levi Rohrich; Mac and Mariska Eaton; Oskar and Gunnar Carlson.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents: Ben and Elizabeth Schumacher, her 9 siblings: Paul, Magdalena, Elizabeth, Anton, Bernard, Sebastian, Michael, John, Joseph, and granddaughter Jennifer Rohrich.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated by the family and to be sent to: St. Andrews Christian Mothers – Katherine Rohrich Memorial Fund, St Andrews Catholic Church, PO Box 1, 305 1st Ave SE, Zeeland, North Dakota 58581.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.


  1. Jerry and Darcy Meier says:

    Katy will be sadly missed at St. Andrew’s. We had many wonderful Thursday morning Mass memories, which Katy would joyfully join in the Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion, as she joyfully said it. Afterwards she enjoyed the breakfasts. One morning we had a large breakfast to celebrate a bday and she thoroughly enjoyed her bacon. She was so happy to celebrate her last Anniversary with Claude and how she felt safe because she could hold onto his arm and how much he loved her and she loved him all those through the years. We lost a bright little star in our church with the passing of Katy. We hope she is praying and interceding for all of us at church.

  2. Keith Schweigert says:

    Claude, Carroll, Tom, Rod and Families:

    I am so sorry to hear of Katie’s death. My mom told me that Katie had been struggling in the last several months, as did Claude and Katie, herself, during my most recent trips to Zeeland. Please be comforted in knowing that those struggles have now ended and her long-awaited journey to her Heavenly home is now complete. My mom, too, is saddened by Katie’s death, but she understands. Katie and Mom spent many hours on the phone and in person over the years discussing the latest “news” of the day, but what was always most important, and to where the conversation always turned, was faith and family. Take good care of yourselves and each other during the difficult weeks ahead.

  3. Lowell Schweigert says:

    Claude, Carroll, Tom, Rod and Families,

    May God comfort you as you mourn the loss of your Wife, Mom and Grandma. Katie has always been so kind to my Mother, Virginia. I fondly remember when your family would visit our neighbor, John and Magdalena Engelhart. Katie was a wonderful and faithful member of St Andrew’s. We have lost one more member of the Greatest Generation. I am sad for your loss.

  4. Dave and Bernie Levi says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Dale Schumacher says:

    My prayers and sympathy go out to Uncle Claude and family. I will miss stopping at her house in Zeeland which I often did when I came through the area with my dear wife Alice whom I have also lost to Cancer almost 2 years ago. Aunt Katie’s Cinnamon Rolls were delicious! Aunt Katie is with Alice now and they both have seen JESUS face to face, what a precious moment that must be. They are no further than God-and God is very near. Heaven is where we will all be united again some day. What an awesome day that will be. My prayers are with you.

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