SUMNER -- Marion Ruth Rogahn, 93, of Fayette and formerly of Sumner, died Friday, Oct. 6, at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette.
She was born Jan. 21, 1924, in rural Sumner, daughter of Arthur and Bertha (Huebner) Schultz. She graduated from Sumner High School. On Aug. 11, 1946, she married Carl Rogahn at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sumner. Marion worked as a telephone operator for many years prior to working at Overton Chemical and Sumner Jr. High School, where she retired. Carl died April 7, 1984. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where she was active in the St. John Ladies Society, and the St. Paul's Quilters.
Survivors: two sons, Rev. Gregory (Krista) Rogahn of Clarence and Reid Rogahn of Sumner; a daughter, Patrice (Michael) Smith of Dunkerton; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Kristin) Rogahn, Aaron (Tammie) Rogahn, and Andrew Rogahn, Hans Luther Rogahn, Nicole (Bryan) Northey, Andrew (Latisha) Smith and Katie (Corey) Cerwinske; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, LeAnn Fritz of West Union; a sister-in-law, Lavon Yungtum of Sumner; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; two sisters, Lois who died in infancy and Verla Schultz; a brother, Arlin; and a brother-in-law, Willis Fritz.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sumner with burial in Lutheran Cemetery of Sumner Township. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Sumner, and for an hour before services at the church.
Memorials: to the family for later designation.
Online condolences at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.
Along with her husband, Carl, she was in a square dancing club. Marion enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, quilting, cooking and baking, but most especially she enjoyed time spent with her family.