Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Ronald W. Rohrer, 60, a resident of rural Churubusco and well-known Churubusco businessman, passed away unexpectedly and was found on Monday morning, July 27, 2015 at his home in Smith Township.
Mr. Rohrer was born in Columbia City on September 22, 1954, a son of Ralph and Louise (Hitzemann) Rohrer. He spent his formative years in Green Township and completed his education at Churubusco High School.
An auto mechanic all of his working career, he owned and operated Rohrer’s Automotive in Churubusco for most of his adult life. Ron always had a friendly manner, and will long be remembered as a “people person.” He had a natural green-thumb, and enjoyed gardening.
The surviving relatives include his two sisters Marilyn (Lou) Rose of Churubusco and Gloria LeBeau of Huntertown; four nephews Khris (Jodi) Royer of Columbia City, Thomas Royer and Scott (Tammy) Royer, both of Churubusco, and James LeBeau II of Huntertown; a niece Angela (Josh) Culberson of Fort Wayne; and a special friend Brenda Goodrich of Churubusco.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with a close friend Pastor Brett Sauder, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 3 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service Saturday morning.
Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Churubusco Police Department.
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