Phyllis Rohlfsen

Phyllis Rohlfsen, 83, of Newell died on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Newell Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, June 7, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Newell. Burial was in Newell Cemetery. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell was in charge of the arrangements.

Phyllis Rohlfsen, the daughter of William and Dorothea (Gerke) Sievers, was born on Aug. 26, 1934 in Newell. She was baptized and confirmed in Newell at St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Phyllis attended grade school and high school in Varina. 

On April 15, 1956, Phyllis was united in marriage to Orlen Rohlfsen at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Newell. Together, they were blessed with two children, Brad and Gail. 

Throughout her life, Phyllis was a homemaker and also worked as an aide at the Fonda Nursing Home after Orlen retired from farming. 

In her free time, Phyllis enjoyed playing BINGO, cards and golfing. She was an avid Newell-Fonda sports supporter and loved attending the sporting events. She loved her family and treasured spending time with them. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Brad (Darlene) Rohlfsen of Omaha, Neb.; and Gail Gregory of Littleton, Colo.; sisters: Lucille Wilkens of Albert City and Sally (Gilbert) Wilkens of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Rae (Matthew) Witt of Omaha, Neb.; Cory (Kaitlin) Rohlfsen of Omaha, Neb.; Tyler (Aleah) Rohlfsen of Omaha, Neb.; Eric Gregory of Littleton, Colo.; Jakeb Gregory of Littleton, Colo.; great-grandchildren: Eila Rohlfsen, Theophilus Rohlfsen, Charlotte Rohlfsen; extended family and friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Orlen Rohlfsen; parents, William and Dorothea Sievers; brothers-in-law: Walt Wilkens, Melvin Kischer, Laverne Rohlfsen and Don Rohlfsen; sisters-in-law: Elaine Kischer, Mary Rohlfsen and Miriam Rohlfsen; and nephew, Paul Wilkens.

Memorials may be designated to Newell Good Samaritan Center or St. Peter Lutheran Church in Newell.