Judith “Judy” Marie Rohrich, 68, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Ellendale Benedictine Living Community.
A Memorial Service will be 11 am, Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Schriver’s Memorial Chapel, with Father Tim Schroeder officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the Memorial Service.
Burial will be at Eureka Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Judith Marie Rohrich was born on August 7, 1954, to Anton and Pauline (Wolf) Rohrich in Hillsview, SD. The family moved to Eureka in 1968 where Judy finished her schooling, graduating from Eureka High School. Soon after high school, Judy moved and began her life in Aberdeen. She worked as a nanny first and later worked at the Virginia and Flame restaurants. She also worked at Control Data for many years until it closed, and then continued working at Banner Engineering. Her final employment was at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen until her health began to decline. Judy enjoyed spending time with her many friends and especially enjoyed spending time and helping with their children.
Judy moved near her mother until she entered a long-term care facility for diagnosed Frontotemporal Dementia. Her mother also entered long-term care alongside Judy to make things easier for her. Judy lived in a few long-term care facilities until relocating to the Benedictine Living Community of Ellendale, ND. In December 2022, her sister Carol and Judy shared a room and were able to spend their last days together, until Carol’s passing.
Grateful for having shared Judy’s life is her brother-in-law Bill Gates of Aberdeen, two aunts, one uncle, and several cousins.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Carol Gates.
The family extends their thanks and appreciation for the wonderful, loving care given by the Benedictine Living Community.
Judith loved dogs and her wishes in lieu of flowers or gifts, preferred donations to the Humane Society.
These are not Judy’s words, but she came to believe in the following: The Body of Christ is interdenominational. We may choose labels for ourselves and others- and such labels have their place-but Jesus never assigned denominational tags. The Body of Christ is made up of “everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord” (Acts 2:21), and the gospel of salvation by grace through faith unites believers, despite our denominational differences.
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