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Edward A. Rohr

Ed passed away, Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Alamo Nursing Home from cancer.

He was born September 15, 1963 in Kalamazoo, the son of George and Gertrude (Martell) Rohr. Ed graduated from Otsego High School in 1981 and from KVCC with a degree in Applied Science in 1983.

As a young man he worked at Harding’s Market while in high school and went on to work at Menasha until 1992. Ed loved playing sports especially baseball, volleyball, golf, tennis and football and had been an umpire for baseball. He also enjoyed mountain biking and hunting.

On September 24, 1983 he married Yvonne Cushman and shared 18 years together and had four children. In 1992 Ed contracted a blood disorder and later became a resident at Alamo Nursing Home which became his second family. Ed was the longest resident and brought joy and a smile to everyone’s face.

Surviving are his children, Andrew (Erin) Rohr of Detroit, Liana (Kory) Bushee of Otsego, Seth (Laura) Rohr of Georgia and Caleb (Ashley) Rohr of Otsego; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Linda (CA) Bowen of Alabama, Bill (Kim) Rohr of Otsego, John (Marcia) Rohr of Portage, Adam (Kim) Rohr of Kalamazoo and Laura (Gerard) Moyer of Kalamazoo along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit with Ed’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 16, 2023 at the Restoration Church (Alamo Community Church) 7925 N. 6

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St. Kalamazoo, until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 P.M., with Kent Wallace officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Ed may be made to Alamo Nursing Home.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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Craig & Lorna Sisson

December 11, 2023 at 3:58 pm

What a guy!!!!! . Remembering his joyful personality and kindness!!! He will be remembered in that way. He always had a smile and was ready to help. He endured so much and kept his smile always. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in Alamo; know he will be greatly missed.

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Tammy Lutes

December 11, 2023 at 5:54 pm

Ed was a year behind me in school but I knew him through sports and played softball with Yvonne. Our paths crossed many years later when my aging parents were admitted at Alamo Nursing Home. We spoke there regularly until their passing. Ed always had a smile and a sweetness about him. Sending my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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Terri Parrish

December 11, 2023 at 6:44 pm

My Deepest Sympathy to the family. Ed was always a happy go lucky guy. Such a kind guy. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Kathi Fuss

December 11, 2023 at 6:52 pm

Ed was such a courageous guy!! Always smiling and happy to see you , even with all his problems. I looked forward to seeing him when I went to spend the day with my husband at Alamo every day . RIP Ed and God has you in His arms✝️✝️. Sending prayers, hugs and love to all

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Sheryl Austin

December 11, 2023 at 7:06 pm

Von and family and Rohr family,

Sending our love and prayers that God will surround you with a peace that surpasses all understanding. May great memories flood you during this time .

Our love,

Brian and Sheryl Austin

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Barbara Butler

December 11, 2023 at 8:06 pm

So very sorry for the families loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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Sarah Volker-Clemens

December 11, 2023 at 8:19 pm

Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers for all of your loving memories to help bring you all comfort and peace in the coming days!

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Gary Cook

December 11, 2023 at 8:55 pm

Ed shared his joy and love of sports with me. I had many days of work with him at the mill and always enjoyed every moment.

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James Hoffman

December 11, 2023 at 9:20 pm

Ed was such a fun, happy go lucky guy! All the folks at Menasha had the up most respect for this guy. So sorry that you had such a misfortune with your life my great friend and coworker. Please rest in Peace and we will meet again someday! My condolences to Ed’s entire family.

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Darl & Joyce Gilliland

December 11, 2023 at 10:53 pm

Ed was such a great person to be around. We got to know Ed when he and Darl were umpires during the summer softball seasons. Always smiling and very fair. We felt so bad when he became ill and became a resident at Alamo nursing home. Now he’s in Heaven and his body is healed: he’s talking, smiling, running and making everyone laugh. God bless you Ed; until we meet again.

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Wendy Churchill

December 12, 2023 at 1:46 am

I use to work at the nursing home as a CNA,had the pleasure of working on the same hall as Ed was on got to know him real good he was one of my favorites,his dad would come and they would play a card game,I wanted to learn so his dad taught me and when my shift was over some times I would go and play cards with him I always thought about Ed and how he was doing I’m glad I have the memories and he would make us girls laugh he sure was a favorite,sure gonna miss you

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Kim and Bryon Sheldon, Robertsdale, AL

December 12, 2023 at 2:39 am

Linda, Bill, John, Adam, Laura and families,

I am so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. I have great memories of us growing up together. I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time. RIP Eddie.

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Scott & Traci Davis

December 12, 2023 at 8:21 am

Thoughts and prayers to the family as they go through this difficult time. May God bring you comfort and peace in the coming days.

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David Paul Boulter

December 12, 2023 at 8:54 am

I just found out about Ed. I had one of those emotional moments to myself producing a big smile and a tear or two. My mother was a resident of Alamo for some time until her passing. Every time and I mean every time Carol and I would visit, there was Ed in the hallway almost like he was Alamo’s Ambassador. Big smile on his face. A hand shake. Wanting to talk. Trying to say my name but knowing who I was. That’s what I’ll remember of Ed.

Condolences to all of the family and to the folks at Alamo.

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Kristy Sampson

December 12, 2023 at 11:51 am

Ed was a wonderful person. He was always happy and full of compliments, he could make your day with just a few words. He will be greatly missed not just by be but my many.

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Kristy Sampson

December 12, 2023 at 11:52 am

Ed was a wonderful person. He was always happy and full of compliments, he could make your day with just a few words. He will be greatly missed not just by me but my many.

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Jeff and Babette Burleigh

December 12, 2023 at 3:28 pm

So sorry to hear about Ed. He was a great athlete and a fun guy to be around. Will always remember our times playing softball together, including Ed sitting in a creek fully dressed, cooling off between tournament games on a very hot weekend (we won it all by the way). He was faced with a very challenging life and handled it as well as anyone. Thoughts and prayers to Ed’s family and friends.

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Eric Henckel

December 14, 2023 at 7:53 am

Ed was an amazing person and a beautiful soul. Simply said best friend and best man always. We will all miss him dearly but I am so happy for him that his body is whole again and living the good life. Love you buddy.

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Linda Perrin

December 14, 2023 at 9:59 am

Linda, my heart breaks for you but I’m so happy for Ed leaving this cruel world and meeting up with his parents. I remember him as your cute little brother but did see him a couple of times when my mom was rehabbing in Alamo. Over the years I have been particularly sad for his children and grandchildren. BUT he’s with God now and there’s no better place to be. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

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Therese Holdeman

December 14, 2023 at 11:36 am

I knew of Ed from Alamo Nursing home and the smile he always had to give, such a warm heart. May God give you rest and eternal peace.

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Dennis & Janet Kiel

December 16, 2023 at 3:36 pm

Linda, Bill, John, Adam and Laura and Families:

Our hearts go out to all of you at this time of loss.. Ed had such a fun personality. I am sure you will all miss him abundantly. Isn’t it wonderful to have your faith and know that God sent His son to redeem each one of us? And, therefore you know where Ed is now and that you will see him again in Eternity!! Rest well in that knowledge and accept our deepest sympathies.

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Rita Arnsman & Family

December 18, 2023 at 7:19 am

Remembering Ed when working at my brother Wendell’s WaterSlide Away on D. Ave.

Also, he was an inspiration when visiting Alamo Nursing Home. He was always ready to quote the scripture Romans 8:28. “For we know all things work together for good to them that love God,to them who are called according to his purpose.”

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Linda and Michael Young

December 18, 2023 at 5:01 pm

Our deepest condolences for Vonnie and children. Ed has never left our thoughts thoudh the many years have passed.

Linda and Michael Young

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