Dorothy Rohlik


Dorothy RohlikDorothy M. Rohlik, age 88 of Lucan, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Redwood Falls surrounded by family.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 6 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan.  Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church with a prayer service and Rosary at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.  Burial is in the church cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dorothy was born January 16, 1928 on the family farm in Granite Rock Township, Minnesota, one of 13 children of John and Mary (Pavek) Dolan.  She graduated from Milroy High School, then Glencoe Teachers College, and taught country school in Vesta District 82.  Dorothy met and married Roy Rohlik June 21, 1950 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Milroy.  The couple had 10 children, 29 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.  Dorothy “Doris” loved her family, her community, and her church.  She was a woman of God and His servant on this earth.  Dorothy loved baking, making quilts, baseball and watching the Minnesota Twins.  She was a lifetime member of the CCW at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan.  But most of all, she truly cared about everyone, especially her children, grandchildren, siblings, in-laws, and nieces and nephews.  Dorothy will be missed, but we rejoice that she is with the Lord in heaven and reunited with all her loved ones, especially her husband Roy, the love of her life, and her son, Kevin, who died in 1976.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Becky Rohlik, Remi (Darla) Rohlik, Carl (Chris Hess) Rohlik, Diane (Mark) Christensen, Mark (Nancy) Rohlik, Clara (Kevin) Schnyders, Scott (Kathy) Rohlik, Stan (Wendy) Rohlik, and Sherri (Don) Rose; 29 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy, son Kevin, four sisters, and five brothers.


  1. Mary Jo Sullivan says

    My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you as you make this journey. I will always remember Aunt Doris for her wonderful, ever present smile, big, kind heart, and wonderful baking that she was always willing to share with everyone. She will be missed by so many!!

  2. Laurie Dolan says

    Family is important and I am glad that you were together in this time of sorrow. My condolences to all.

  3. Mark jensen says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Mark and Ann Jensen

  4. Steve + Kristi Zwach says

    We send our love to you all. Aunt Doris was such a wonderful lady. Know that we’re all surrounding you with our thoughts and prayers.

    Steve & Kristi Zwach

  5. Tom & Penny Wachlarowicz says

    Our sympathy and condolences to all.

  6. Ann Peterson, Mike kemna says

    We are so sorry to hear of Doris’s passing. She was a wonderful woman. I have many fond memories of spending time at the farm. Our thoughts and pryers are with you.


    We were sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mom, Dorothy, but believe she is safely in heaven and at peace with your dad. Our sincere sympathy to all of you and your families. We are glad to have known her….Ag and Phil Johanneck.

  8. Ellie poss says

    I met Dorothy when she lived at Garnet Garden, we shared many visits and prayer time together. To know her was to love her.. My sympathy to her family and friends. Love Ellie Poss

  9. Mary & Steve Dewald says

    RIP Aunt Doris. Sending love, prayers and peace to the family.
    Mary & Steve Dewald

  10. Sally Burdick, senior companion says

    I didn’t meet Dorothy until the last year of her life, but I feel blessed to have been able to spend that time with her. We cheered for the Twins together, talked baseball in the off season, and had wonderful conversations about her beloved family and her many interests. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Jeff & Roxanne Wachlarowicz says

    Aunt Doris, may you rest in the hands of our Lord. You are now with Uncle Roy and Kevin. God Bless you and may God give comfort to the family during this time of sorrow.

  12. Linda Jenniges Pucciano says

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. God Bless all of you. Linda Jenniges Pucciano

  13. Dean Dolan says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, dear cousins. Aunt Doris was always a beacon of faith and hospitality. Her heart was huge, her hugs were generous, and the smile on her face brightened every room. We are so fortunate to have had her in our lives. She remains always a treasure in my heart.

  14. Melissa Schwab says

    On behalf of the Schwab family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.. She will be truly missed.

  15. Paula Dudgeon says

    My heartfelt sympathies to all of you! It is a truly sad thing to know that Dorothy is no longer physically among us. Her grace, her faith, her absolute devotion to and love of her family will be missed by those who knew her. Those who did not know her will never have the change to learn from her example and role-model. In her silent, humble and faith-filled way, she was a huge formative part of my childhood and even as an adult it was always a pleasure to be in her company! I KNOW she is enjoying her eternal reward with Roy and Kevin….and I hope she and my Mom can get a cup of coffee too! May God’s peace with all of you at this difficult time.

  16. Jim and Lynn Wachlarowicz says

    Remembering you in thought and prayer.

  17. Rick and Deb Regnier says

    We are so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time. Cherish the memories- they are always with you.
    Rick and Deb Regnier

  18. Kent and Robin (Maasch) Frette says

    I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I remember her as being so kind and calm. Beautiful and regal.

    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    God’s Peace

  19. Roger & Joyce Werner says

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a very kind lady our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Roger and Joyce Werner

  20. Rita and Dick Vos says

    We all loved Dorothy. We would go to the farm when little and she would always be working so hard , but always had time for her cousins. My Mother, Aunt Nora so loved Dorothy too. She always had a smile and a good hearty laugh!
    You are all in our prayers, Rita And Dick Vos

  21. Selene Pierce says

    Sherri and Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I remember staying over at your place when we were in grade school. She was so nice and kind. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers

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