Gertrude E. Rohr

Gertrude E. Rohr

Trudy passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her home in Kalamazoo.

She was born March 18, 1934 in Menominee, MI, the daughter of Samuel and Gertrude (Jenkins) Martell. Trudy was a part of the Yaya Sisters and enjoyed playing cards and taking trips to the casino. She was also a member of the Workers of Mary and St. Margaret Catholic Church. Trudy was a great cook and loved spending time with her grandchildren. On October 8, 1955 in Menominee she married George Rohr who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Linda (C.A.) Bowen of AL, William (Kim) Rohr of Otsego, John (Marcia) Rohr of Paw Paw, Edward Rohr of Alamo, Adam (Kim) Rohr of Kalamazoo and Laura (Gerard) Moyer of Kalamazoo; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and brother, Loren Martell.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Charlotte Friedman and Laura Clumpner and brothers, Sam and Pete Martell.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Trudy‚Äôs family from 1-4 P.M. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with a scripture service at 3:00.  A memorial service will take place Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, with Father Ben Huynh officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at a later time.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Trudy may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Ministry.

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  1. Paul (Dave) & Lula Mathis says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss ,Our prayers are with you.

  2. Verlen & Judy Miller says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for the whole family.

  3. Joe & Deanna Cllumpner says:

    So sorry for your loss. She is now at peace and will always be smiling down on you, Hugs and love to you all.

  4. Becky Deaton says:

    I am so surprised and saddened to see that Trudy has passed. We were co-workers at McDonalds years ago and had a great time together. She was a fun person and a lovely lady. I pray that God will comfort all who loved her in the days ahead, because I’m sure she will be greatly missed.

  5. Terry & Char Bonnell says:

    So sorry for your loss. May you feel God’s loving embrace during this difficult time.

  6. Larry & Emy Myner says:

    Sorry to hear about Gert. May the Lord Jesus and his Holy Spirit be with your whole family in this time of sorrow. Bless you.

  7. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Heaven has gained a lovely, kind, sweet Angel! What a wonderful lady! Her faith was strong; she was an inspiration to all that knew her! May your memories of her always sustain you! Love and prayers to all of you!

  8. Kathi Fuss says:

    Always enjoyed working at church with this wonderful and sweet lady! Hugs and prayers go out to ALL of you!

  9. Carole L. Rohr says:

    I am so sorry for the loss her family is experiencing. I for one will totally miss her presence in my life; seems like she & I knew eachother ‘forever’
    such a sweetheart of a person! God Bless the Rohr family, one & all.

  10. Emily Mills says:

    Bill , John and families,

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a special woman and I never saw her without a smile. She’ll be missed by her family and anyone else she touched in life. Stay strong , Em

  11. Nancy Belcher says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  12. Karen Bomar (Vendeville) says:

    I had the great pleasure of working with Trudy at the Plainwell McDonalds many years ago. She was the sweetest, most kind person, with a great smile and laugh. My condolences to her family. I know she will be missed by so many.

  13. Sherry (Irwin) Hoyt says:

    This good friend of my family left a wonderful footprint in her home and community. She always had a smile and a kind word. Peace and blessings to the Rohrs in this time of sorrow.

  14. Marilynn Van Dyke says:

    Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love to you and your family. Will always remember the good times we had. Love you. Marilynn

  15. Don & Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Dear Bill and family: We just learned of Gert’s passing. So sorry for your loss. It’s sad that when you move away, as we did in 1983, our lives change and we sometimes lose contact of people who played a big part in our lives; but that doesn’t mean we don’t think of them often. Gert was such a beautiful person inside and outside. We felt so fortunate to have her as a babysitter for our youngest, Lisa. I saw her at my Mom’s visitation in 2014. It was so good to be able to see her and give her a hug. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. David Freedman says:

    Dear Uncle Bill and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I just heard from Matt about Aunt Gert’s passing. It is such as shame that our families have drifted apart due to time and distance. I have many fond memories of the Martell-gang get together’s and And Aunt Gert’s kindness in particular.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love, dave

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