George W. Rohr

George W. Rohr

George passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home in Alamo Township.

He was born May 5, 1934 in Saint Marie, Illinois, to George and Ruth (Staley) Rohr. George served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In his spare time he enjoyed being outdoors and liked to fish, hunt, golf and watch old western movies.

On October 8, 1955 in Menominee he married Gertrude “Trudy” Martell who passed away in 2017.

Surviving are his children, Linda (C.A.) Bowen of Alabama, Bill (Kim) Rohr of Otsego, John (Marcia) Rohr of Paw Paw, Ed Rohr, Adam (Kim) Rohr of Kalamazoo and Laura (Gerard) Moyer of Kalamazoo; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Rohr of Holland and Michael (Michelle) Rohr of Kalamazoo and sisters, Carole Rohr of Indiana and Mary (Forrest) Laughlin of Gobles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, David Rohr and sister, Sharon Bartholomew.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with George’s family from 5-7 P.M., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with a rosary service at 7 P.M.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at St. Margaret Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

Burial of ashes will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.

Contributions in memory of George may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Ministry.

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  1. Don & Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Dear Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was always friendly and seemed upbeat! Gert and Bill watched our daughter, Lisa, many years ago. They were so good to her. May your memories help you through your difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  2. Dinah Howrigon says:

    Sorry for your loss. Bill and Gert were two of the best people I knew. God bless and your in my prayers.

  3. Paula & Mike Andrysiak says:

    Adam, Kim, & Austin,
    Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. We always enjoyed seeing and visiting with your Dad at the ball games. He was well liked by all of us. He will be missed. May God bless you all.

  4. Betty LaCoss says:

    I am so glad my path crossed Bill’s because he enriched my life. That is who he was. He will be missed.

  5. Bob and Loree Bagley says:

    God’s peace and strength to the Rohr family,

  6. Eric Henckel says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire Rohr family. George lived a long good life.

  7. Gerald Phelps says:

    bill was the best man at my wedding in 1957. We also graduated from
    St.Augustine in 1951

    Rest well my friend

  8. Kira says:

    Dear Bill and Kim,

    I am so sorry to see this. Praying for God’s peace to carry you through the coming days and weeks.

  9. Neil and Sue Browne says:

    So sorry for your loss Bill and Kim. Know that we care

  10. Sherry Gauthier says:

    Laura and Gerry,
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  11. Kim and Bryon Sheldon says:

    Linda, Bill, John, Adam, Laura and families, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Tammy Thompson Drake says:

    God Bless You All, so very sorry, you all are in my prayers!

  13. Linda Craner says:

    To the Rohr Family….Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you. Neighbors for ALOT of years. Cherish your memories and Imagine the reunion going on up in Heaven. From The Raith and Fenner Families

  14. Deacon Jim Nelson says:

    We all have been blessed to have known Bill and energized by his enthusiasm for life and his Catholic faith. I have had a connection with Rohr family since grade school knowing his brother Dave. Our mothers were close friends. I will continue to enjoy his poems and remember his smile. PEACE!

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