Frances “Francie” Rohleder, 91, Hays, died Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Hays Medical Center.
She was born May 3, 1929, in Hays to Mike and Bridget (Wasinger) Herman. She was a 1947 graduate of Girls Catholic High School.
She married Francis R. “Frank” Rohleder on Oct. 4, 1948, and they celebrated 66 years of marriage before he preceded her in death March 28, 2015. She was a custodian at the Eddy Clinic, the office manager and sales representative at Rohleder Electric and a homemaker.
She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and devoted to the Blessed Mother and praying the rosary.
She was always involved in her children’s activities as their 4-H leader, the lunchroom lady at their school and sewed many of their clothes, dresses, and costumes. She was an amazing cook, made delicious homemade jellies, and canned fruits and vegetables. She enjoyed being outdoors, flower gardening, camping, traveling, vacationing with friends, spending time at the lake and enjoyed her family.
Survivors include a son, Pete Rohleder and wife, Terri, Hays; six daughters, Mary Kay Dechant and husband, Steven, Hutchinson, Chris McNiece and husband, Jim, and Joan Gray, all of Wichita, Conni Dreher and husband, Marion and Gloria Rader and husband, Bob, all of Hays, and Dianna Mans and husband, Joe, Topeka; 14 grandchildren, Jason Dechant, Aaron Dechant, Sarah Osburn, Josh McNiece, Jamie Gibson, Scott Reeves, Austin Gray, Jordan Gray, Scott Rader, Brian Rader, Nathan Rohleder, Nicole Windholz, Kelli Mans, and Katie Mans; 10 great-grandchildren; Sophie Dechant, Ella Dechant, Luke Osburn, Tyler Osburn, Caleb Osburn, Gavin Rader, Oliver Rader, Karsyn Rader, Miles Rohleder, and Brooklynn Windholz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Eugene “Gene” Rohleder, and a sister, Sister Lucille Herman.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.
A vigil/rosary will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to St. John Chapel at Via Christi or Sisters of St. Joseph, in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com