Ginger Rohwer


Ginger Rohwer, age 91, of Rushmore, MN, passed away on October 12, 2022, at Sanford Emergency Room in Luverne, MN. Ginger was born on June 6, 1931, in St. Cloud, MN, to Ferdinand and Gertrude Briese. She attended Rice Country School and graduated from St. Cloud High School in 1949. She then attended the University of Minnesota for Home Economics where she met Warren Rohwer. They were married on October 4, 1952, and had four children. They lived for two years in Portsmouth, Virginia, where Warren was stationed with the United States Navy. They returned to Rushmore, MN, where Warren and Ginger took over the family farm and started a large scale turkey farming operation. Later they started and operated, Prairie View Aerial Spraying Service. Ginger was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rushmore. Ginger’s hobbies were playing golf, square dancing, playing accordion and piano. She enjoyed spending time with her family, many friends and especially dancing with her granddaughters. Warren and Ginger enjoyed traveling throughout their years together and took trips to Canada, Hawaii, England, Scotland, Wales, Amsterdam, and many cities throughout the United States.

Ginger is survived by her four children, sons, Richard (Shelly) Rohwer of Champlin, MN and Randall (Deborah) Rohwer of Isle, MN; daughters, Sharie (Russell) Brunk of La Crescent, MN and Joy (Dr. Larry) Foster of Adrian, MN; eight granddaughters, Wendy, Kendra, Kristi, Kayla, Holly, Trisha, Stephanie, and Lindsay, and thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; parents; brothers, Dale and Allen Briese; brother-in-law, Carl Lawrence; sisters-in-law, Muriel Lawrence and Ardis Rohwer; niece, Pandora Briese, and granddaughter, Jada Brunk.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at the Emmanuel First United Presbyterian Church in Rushmore, MN, with Pastor Randy Knuth officiating. Casket bearers were Nick McGraw, Ray Sperl, Tanner Shipman, Blaine Aumann, Jordan Sperl, and AJ Swier. Burial was in the Sunset Rest Cemetery near Rushmore, MN.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington was in charge of the arrangements.

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