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Reverend Ralph A. Rohr

R. Rohr PictureReverend Ralph Arthur Rohr, 68 of Laramie died Sunday April 10, 2016 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital with his wife by his side.  He was born August 16, 1947 in Fairview, OH the son of Elmer and Catherine (Darlington) Rohr.  He received his schooling in Ohio graduating from Westlake High School, then attending Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH receiving his bachelor’s degree.  He then entered Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH, marrying his high school sweetheart Judy Schuenemann June 13, 1970 in Westlake, OH. Ralph went on an internship in Lodi, CA for a year, then returned to finish Seminary.  His first church assignment was in Carleton, NE, then Chillicothe, MO and then Ft. Morgan, CO where he pastored until 1988 when the call came to serve at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Laramie where he served until his retirement in 2013.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Laramie and enjoyed baseball, both watching and playing, especially in his early years.  He enjoyed traveling, gardening and most of all his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Colin Timothy Rohr.

He is survived by his wife Judy Rohr of Laramie, WY; daughter Amy Castello (Lee) of Desert Hot Springs, CA; son Eric Rohr (Lara Azar) of Woodbury, MN; sisters, Jeannette Evans of Peninsula, OH; Arlene Stevenson of Berea, OH; a brother Carl Rohr of Ronan, MT; five grandchildren, Declan, Wyatt and Garland Castello of Desert Hot Springs, CA and Jonas and Isabelle Rohr of Woodbury, MN and his mother-in-law Nancylee Schuenemann of Westlake, OH.

Funeral services will be held Thursday April 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Rachel Larson officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday April 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the “Ralph Rohr Memorial Fund” to be used for various charities, in care of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home, 2133 Rainbow Ave., Laramie, WY 82070.

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#1 Comment By Lenny and Tracy Evans On April 13, 2016 @ 12:24 am

Dear Aunt Judy, Amy, Eric and families,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Uncle Ralph was a good man who will be missed by many. Hopefully you will find some comfort in your faith as Ralph was called home to serve a greater purpose. Romans 14:8 “For if we live, we live to The Lord, and if we die, we die to The Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die , we are the Lord’s.”

Love, Lenny, Tracy, Kimmy, and Logan Evans

#2 Comment By Sally Moneghan Moffett On April 13, 2016 @ 1:08 am

With Deepest Sympathy to all of you. I was so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have so many good memories of the times we spent together and will always treasure them. Love, Sally

#3 Comment By Cheryl Wilson On April 13, 2016 @ 2:41 am

Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Ralph was such an inspiration to me & my faith. He was so easy to talk with about anything & made me always feel that I mattered. He truly will be missed. God Bless you all, Cheryl & Kent Wilson

#4 Comment By Anonymous On April 13, 2016 @ 2:58 am

Judy and family,
Bob and I want you to know how sorry we are to hear of the loss of your beloved Ralph. We always enjoyed visiting with him and hearing his messages. He was a devoted servant of the Lord and we know he has more than earned his eternal peace. He left a huge void here and it will be impossible to fill. He was so dedicated to visiting the ill at the hospital. Please accept our condolences and our prayers for you and your family. Jeanine and Bob Niemoller

#5 Comment By Kent & Del Klima On April 13, 2016 @ 2:59 am

Judy-Ralph was a kind, funny, and caring man who meant a lot to me and both Kent & I especially remember him as our wedding minister. I loved singing with him in the madrigal group while we were at Trinity Luteran, and it was easy to appreciate his sense of humor and deep feeling for others. Our condolences to you and your family. He will be missed.
God Bless you.
Del MacNeel Klima and Kent Klima

#6 Comment By Troy Schimek On April 13, 2016 @ 5:43 pm

Judy, Amy, and Eric
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at the loss of Ralph. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. Pastor Ralph was a wonderful spiritual leader for me and many others. My heart goes out to you all.
God Bless, Troy

#7 Comment By Paula Harris On April 13, 2016 @ 7:27 pm

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We have very fond memories of your family and Ralph…and the music your brought into our lives. Paula , Phill , Liz(Fields) and Jeff Harris

#8 Comment By Anonymous On April 13, 2016 @ 10:04 pm

To the Rohr Family,
Our deepest sympathy for you all at the passing of such a wonderful man and pastor. Ralph’s kind, funny, practical, and inspirational presence in so many lives will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will always remember his positive place in our lives. Kathy and Jay Puckett

#9 Comment By Anonymous On April 14, 2016 @ 2:03 pm

I was so sad to hear of the death of Pastor Rohr. I found him to be a caring, kind, funny, wonderful man!! He was so helpful when my son died and gave the most beautiful service, I was so thankful to have him deliver the sermon at that time. I am so honored and blessed that I was able to know him and I thank all of you for sharing him. Please know I wish you all the best on your grief journey. Sincerely, Kristen Sprinkle

#10 Comment By Anonymous On April 14, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

Judy – Our prayers are with you and your family. We were so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was not only a mentor and friend for our Aaron, but a guiding light at one of the darkest times for our family. Their friendship has truly been an inspiration to many. A special memory for us was when the two of you joined our family in celebration of Aaron’s graduation. God’s Grace be with you and your family.
David and Beverly Taylor

#11 Comment By Iris & Smiley Brunett On April 15, 2016 @ 3:15 am

Judy and Family, Please know that our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with you all. Ralph was a kind gentlemen who we were so blessed to know. He was a dynamic lector, compassionate and jovial man. He baptized our three grandsons here in Laramie and was a positive presence in each of their lives. We loved having him as our spiritual leader at Trinity and were blessed by his constant kindness at church, in the hospital and around town. May your hearts be filled with all the joyous memories that he provided your family and many people in our community. Blessings and hugs to you all! Love, Iris & Smiley Brunett

#12 Comment By Iris & Smiley Brunett On April 15, 2016 @ 3:22 am

Judy and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences. We were so saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing but know he is home with his Savior now. Ralph was a true gentlemen, a dynamic lector and teacher and a kind and jovial man. He always had a friendly smile to share and he supported us both through ups and downs in our health. We fondly remember him baptizing all three of our Laramie grandson’s. They all spoke very highly of him. He was a positive presence in our lives and the lives of many here in Laramie and afar. We hope for peace, strength and an overwhelming amount of joyous memories for you all. Love, Iris & Smiley Brunett

#13 Comment By Cossairt Family On April 15, 2016 @ 3:27 am

Judy and Family, we were so sad to hear about Ralph’s passing. He’s the only pastor our children even knew and bonded with. We remember fondly his gentle yet commanding sermons filled with his own personal experiences and stories. He always had a positive message of Jesus’ love for us all. We are so blessed that he baptized Owen, Hank and Cord. He was always so caring and patient with the youth at Trinity and they really looked up to him. Hugs and love to you all! The Cossairt Family; Garth, Stephenie and boys

#14 Comment By Anonymous On April 15, 2016 @ 3:06 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the Rohr family. Pastor Ralph welcomed my then future husband and I into TLC when we were searching for a church to call home and get married in 20 years ago. Pastor Ralph baptized my children and always greeted us with a warm welcoming smile even if we had not been to church in awhile. We offer prayers of comfort to each of you during the difficult time. Sincerely, Janet, Shane, Makayla and Michael Renneisen