Published 1/10/2013 in ObituariesGilbert Julius "Bert" Rohr, 88, of Garden City, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Homestead Health & Rehabilitation Center in Garden City.
He was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Munjor, to Lawrence P. and Katherine Doerfler Rohr.
On July 31, 1944, he married Edna Marie Wasinger in Antonino. She died Jan. 5, 1978. He also was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Dale and Joseph Rohr; a sister, Philomena Zimmerman; and two brothers, Elmer Rohr and the Rev. Fr. Vincent.
On May 11, 1985, he married Rosina Dreher Brungardt in Hays. She survives.
Mr. Rohr had been a Garden City resident since 1988. A lifetime trucker, he worked for Felton Truck Line while living in Antonino and for Graves Truck Line while living in Salina. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Garden City, St. Mary Catholic Church of Salina, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the American Legion, VFW, Salina Municipal Men's Golf Association and Salina Men's Bowling Association. He served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Lloyd J. Rohr of Lindsborg; two daughters, Brenda A. Rohr and Linda Cardinal, both of Wichita; five stepsons, Jerry Brungardt and wife Jeanette, Ernest Brungardt and wife Robin, Glenn Brungardt and wife Evanna, Harvey Brungardt and wife Sherri, and Larry Brungardt and wife Mindy, all of Garden City; two sisters, Ruth Pheifer and Esther Ruder, both of Hays; four brothers, Floyd Rohr and wife Margie of Hays, Vernon Rohr and wife Annette of Wichita, Walter Rohr of Florida, and LeRoy Rohr and wife Marie of Oklahoma; one grandchild; 17 stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 33 stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Vigil service and rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary in Salina. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Salina. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Salina, with military graveside rites conducted.
Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City, with the family visiting with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Visitation hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary in Salina. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church of Garden City, area hospice or Homestead Health & Rehabilitation Center, all in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846 or Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina, KS 67401.
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My deep sympathy goes out to all of Mr. Rohr's family,and especially to Rosina who was always so kind to me and patient with all us kids when I was a child and helping Larry B tear up the house and eating all the snacks, on Wesley street and I think on 13th or 14th street. I met Mr. Rohr a long time ago, but didn't have the privilege of knowing him; I still thank him for his service to our country...may all his family be as one.
Posted by: Patrick Lopez on 1/10/2013