Mary Anna Catherine Rohde

FORD RIVER – Mary Anna Catherine Rohde, 79, of 2440 Hwy M-35, Ford River, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family just one day short of her 80th birthday. She was born on April 28, 1933, in Chicago, Ill., and was the daughter of Martin and Marie (Florentine) Poland and was the last to survive of 16 children.

On Oct. 24, 1950, the former Mary Anna Catherine Poland married Donald Rohde in Chicago, Ill.

Mary Anna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was kind and generous all her life and she will be missed by those she has touched.

She is survived by: husband, Donald of Ford River; daughter, Susan (Rohde) Fecarotta of Bark River; son, John Edward Rhode of Escanaba; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Private services celebrating the life of Mary Anna will be held at the convenience of the family. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Rohde Family with arrangements.

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