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Maureen Margaret Rohde, 87, of O'Neill died Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.
Visitation was held Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a parish rosary.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill. Fr. Bernard Starman officiated.
Burial was in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill.
Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.
Maureen was born on Jan. 12, 1935 in St. Edward to Charles and Kathryn (Babbit) Mahony. She was the oldest of 14 children. Her family moved to the O'Neill area where she was boarded at St. Mary's Academy and graduated in 1952.
Maureen taught for one year before attending St. Katherine's College of Nursing in Omaha. She graduated in 1955 as a registered nurse and then returned to O'Neill. Maureen always took great pride in being a nurse and her nursing career.
Maureen met Frank Rohde at a dance at the Legion Club in O'Neill. The two were married on Sept. 10, 1957 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill. Together they were blessed with five children Mark, Terri, Jerome, Peggy and Michelle.
They made their home on the Rohde family homestead 25 miles north of O'Neill until 1974, when they moved to their home three miles north of O'Neill.
Maureen worked for Avera St. Anthony's for a time before she worked as a school nurse. She then worked for Valley Hope for 12 more years, until her retirement in 2000. In 2019, Maureen and Frank moved to County Lane Retirement Village in O'Neill.
Maureen loved deeply, was fiercely loyal and had a steadfast faith. She loved flowers and gardening and always had one of the most beautiful yards. She also thoroughly enjoyed a good card game and looked forward to her weekly bridge games. Her family and her faith were always at the forefront. She loved her life with honesty, grace and dignity. She was our “true north” and will leave a legacy of such behind.
Maureen is survived by her husband of 64 years Frank Rohde of O'Neill; five children Mark (Tami) Rohde of Kingsley, Iowa, Terri Rohde and Jerome Rohde (Rob Newcomb), all of Lincoln, Peggy Rohde of O'Neill and Michelle (John) Sgourakis of Omaha; seven grandchildren Seth (Annie) Rohde, Megan (Colt) Baldwin, Tate Rohde, Maureen Rohde, Vasili Sgourakis, Isabelle Sgourakis and Sophia Sgourakis; five great-grandchildren Emma, Clara and Cal Rohde and Mya and Jay Baldwin; 10 siblings Bette (Ed) Boyle of O'Neill, Charlene Boyle of York, Charles (Diane) Mahony of Spalding, Pauline Carr and Rosemary Cooley, all of Harrisonville, MO, Agnes (Paul) Halvorsen of Henderson, NV, Mike (Kim) Mahony of O'Neill, Pat (Elva) Mahony of Spalding, Kevin (Patty) Mahony of O'Neill and Theresa (Gary) Parker of Topeka, KS; one brother-in-law Jim Gallager of O'Neill; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Mary Jo Gallager, Karen Ramold Sr. and Colleen Mahony; four brothers-in-law Ron Cooley, Nick Ramold, Jim Carr and Dick Boyle.
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