Ronald “Ronnie” R. Rohren

Dec. 29, 1937 – March 25, 2021


Ronald “Ronnie” Ray Rohren of Utica was born Dec. 29, 1937, in Staplehurst, to Walter and Esther (Winkelman) Rohren.

He attended Seward High School, graduating in 1955. On Oct. 3, 1964, Ronnie was united in marriage to Peggy Peterson at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Utica. He had various jobs over the years, but his favorite was feed supplement salesman for Furst-McNess. In his free time, Ronnie enjoyed spending time with his family and having coffee with friends. He liked to drive around the countryside taking in the beauty of the Nebraska farmland. He was a great joke and story teller. He liked watching sports of any kind, especially the Huskers, and he enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Seward. Ronnie passed away March 25, 2021, in Lincoln, at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 27 days.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Rohren, Utica; children, Rob (Sherri) Rohren, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rhonda (Russ) Souchek, Seward, Rochelle (Scott) Clausen, Fremont, Renee (Blake) Johnson, Holdrege; sister, Carolleen (John) Junge, York; grandchildren, Rachel (Nick) Theis, Ryan (Kelsey) Rohren, Rebecca (Joshua) Felts, Reid (Melissa) Rohren, Riley Souchek, Morgan Souchek, Blair Souchek, Piper Souchek, Scotty Clausen (Bailey Howley), Lena Clausen, Lauren Johnson, Garret Johnson, Lucas Johnson, Gracie Johnson; great-grandchildren, Samuel and Weston Theis, Charlotte and Rigley Rohren, Chace and Clara Felts, Brooks Clausen, Baby Rohren (due August 2021); mother-in-law, Virginia Peterson, Seward; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Beth Peterson; sister-in-law, Donna Peterson; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Esther Rohren; brother, Veryl Rohren; father-in-law, Don Peterson. 

A funeral service was March 30 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward with interment at the Greenwood Cemetery. American Legion Post #49 conducted full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Rohren family. Condolences may be left for the family at


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