Marcella Marie Rohleder, was born July 6, 1931, at Quinter Hospital in Quinter Kansas. She was the first child born to Edward and Goldie (Blackwill) Norton.
She met the love of her life Frank Rohleder in Park, Kansas in the summer of 1948. Their first date was a blind date to the movies with friends. Upon graduating from Park High School in 1949, Marcella attended Beauty School in Salina Kansas. Frank and Marcella kept in touch and once her schooling was complete, they married on August 30, 1950, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Park Kansas. They enjoyed 71+ years of married life.
The happy couple moved to Aurora Colorado in November 1955. Marcella worked from home raising their family and contributed by ironing and doing hair out of their home.
One of Marcella’s passions was volunteering which she did for St. Therese Catholic Church, Aurora Presbyterian Hospital and Christian Women’s Club to name a few. In 2003, Marcella was honored by the City of Aurora for her outstanding and lifelong commitment to volunteer work. Marcella led by example loving her family and friends unconditionally. She never turned anyone away that needed help. Her greatest joy was in having a house full of family for special occasions or holidays. Her bright light and love will be missed and cherished by all.
Marcella went to heaven to join her devoted husband Frank on October 8, 2023. She is survived by her five children, Marylyn Young, Gary Rohleder, Randy Rohleder, Sharon (Terry) Andrews, Lyle (Julie) Rohleder and dozens of grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as her sisters, Louella Sullivan, Armella Wetig and Verdella Lewis and their families.
Graveside services will be held, Monday, November 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Wakeeney Veteran's Cemetery followed by a reception from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wakeeney V.F.W. Her favorite color was purple, so you are encouraged to wear that color if you have it.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation (via check) to either the Kansas Veteran's Cemetery at Wakeeney or the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Park Kansas.
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery at Wakeeney
PO Box 185 Wakeeney, KS 67672
Sacred Heart Church- Park Kansas
202 Cottonwood St, Park, KS 67751