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Constance "Connie" Lou Rohlk

July 2, 1930 - June 15, 2020
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Storm Lake, IA
Constance "Connie" Lou Rohlk

Constance "Connie" Lou Rohlk

Born: July 2, 1930
Died: June 15, 2020
Age: 89

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Constance Lou “Connie” Rohlk, the daughter of Robert and Helen (Klanderud) Schroeder, was born July 2, 1930 in Storm Lake, Iowa.  She was the youngest of 3 siblings (Mac & Ann). Her childhood years were spent in Truesdale, Iowa, where she received her education, graduating in 1948.  She continued her education at the University of Iowa Teacher’s College, where she received her teaching degree.  She later finished her education at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, receiving her BA degree.

     Connie married John Rohlk on August 20, 1950 at the Truesdale Methodist Church.  After their marriage, they lived in Newell, Storm Lake, and later Spencer, Iowa.  She taught upper elementary school at Storm Lake for 40 years until her retirement in 1991. She was counted as a favorite among many of her students. Connie was a staunch supporter of education and was very proud of the fact that all 3 children graduated from college. Connie was a member of the Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church.  She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women group.  In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, music and cooking.  In their later years, they spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona enjoying the Cubs during spring practice, playing scrabble and socializing with the many friends at Tower Point Resort where they wintered for 20 years.  Their summers at the lake house at West Lake Okoboji enjoying friends and family who visited often.

     She passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the age of 89.  Connie was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert “Mac” McCormick Schroeder.

     Left to cherish her memory are her husband, John Rohlk of Spencer; her children: Linda (Warren) Norgrant of Lake City, IA, Douglas Rohlk (Andrea Bruns) of Mankato, MN and Mark (Sally) Rohlk of Phoenix, AZ; 7 grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren, Special friends Kevin & Sheryl Lee of Spencer, one sister, Ann Binder of Storm Lake, IA; other relatives and many friends.

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Private Family Memorial Services will be held 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

The service will be livestreamed on the Warner Funeral Home Facebook page for friends and also for relatives that were not able to attend the services.  The video of the memorial services will also be available on the Warner Funeral Home website after the day of the services.
Pastor Clint Loveall

All of her grandchildren

Aaron & Adrienne
Jeremy, Devyn, Jeff & Matt
There will be no public visitation

"How Great Thou Art"
"Amazing Grace"
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa


Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“John, So sorry for your loss. Connie was a good person....a Mother, wife, and a school teacher at Truesdale, Ia.
Your care for her showed your love for her. God bless Connie and you, John. Jim & Mary Gustafson ”
- Jim and Mary Gustafson
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I am a good friend of Marry and Sally, have met Connie over the years and always adored her. I even use some of her recipes.....the Italian Beef is one of my favorites! She always made you feel welcome, and was a
Fantastic lady! My condolences to the entire family.”
- Lisa Muckenhirn
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:41 AM
“A truly kind lady whose smile lit up the room. God bless you at this time of sorrow. She will be missed. ”
- Debra Hankel Ramquist
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7:56 AM
“John & Family, So very sorry for your loss. Hold tight to your memories of Connie.”
- Sue Hallett
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“To the Rohlk my deepest condolences to your family”
- David Nielson
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“Johnny and family,
I have wonderful memories of visiting you and Connie when our family visited. I wonder if she has met with Mom and Dad and reminisced about your deer hunting experiences in Wyoming. I’ll never forget Dad telling us about her Cactus experience. She is now at peace with our Lord. May you find comfort in her love and beautiful memories. You have my condolences. ”
- Sandy Nielson Krell
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11:15 AM
“Johnny and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. What a wonderful and kind lady. Always enjoyed visiting with her, when you resided in Wahpeton.
Sending our sincere sympathy and the Lord’s blessings to all of you, during this sad time . Rest In Peace,Connie🙏🏻🕊🙏🏻”
- Buzz and Mary
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 8:07 AM
“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. A wonderful lady who will be missed ❤️”
- Teresa Rohlk
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Dear John and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss of Connie. She was a beautiful person, she will be missed. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you during this difficult time.
Deepest Sympathies, Joe and Kathy Runchey ”
- Joe and Kathy Runchey
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Connie will be missed. There are so many memories of her in my bank. Her smile and laugh ring in the wind. Her back strap sandwiches are still on my pallet. The parties at her house make us smile. What a great life and family she lived. ”
- Kyle and Julie Rohlk
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Doug, Andrea and family, our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. We are thinking of you and will hold your entire family in our prayers. ”
- Gary and Michele Burandt
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“My deepest sympathy to all of the friends and family. What a amazing journey, that we could all learn from with almost 70 years of marriage. With the pleasure of meeting them, it’s truly a blessing for all that have been touched by their presence. The world was a better place because of you. ”
- Laurie Lang
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:21 PM
“Thinking of your family and are in our prayers ”
- Deb & Arley Lyseng
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:56 AM
“We are so sorry to read about Connie. Thinking of you, John and family.”
- Donna/Tom Malmgren
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:45 AM
“So sorry to learn of Connie's passing. John, you and your family are in my prayers.”
- Ann Letcher
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:45 AM
“Thoughts are with you all......sending sympathetic hugs!”
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