George Rohrich

george rohrich
George C. Rohrich Jr., 78, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, January 5, 2020 at his residence surrounded by family. George was born August 22, 1941 in Linton, ND to George and Rose (Kraft) Rohrich. He attended West Fargo High School and later served in the army until 1962. George married Janice Felix on April 16, 1963 in Moorhead, MN. They made their home together in Fargo, ND welcoming three children in the years following. George received his degree from Hanson’s Automotive Technical School. George held various automotive and mechanical related jobs and had a love for classic cars, in particular the 1958 Chevy Impala. George’s life was built on a foundation of hard work, loyalty, and above all else his love for his family. George is survived by his wife, Janice; children, Jeffery Rohrich, Michelle Rohrich (Shane Tessier), and Shane (Leslie) Rohrich; grandchildren, Travis (Andrea), Laykin, Lacey, Taylor, Colton, Haley, Macoy; three great grandchildren; and siblings, “Betty” Elizabeth (Charles) Decker Klocke, Loretta Harding, William (Karen) Rohrich; and sister in law, Mary Rohrich. George is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leo Rohrich.

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  1. Dear Janice, Bill & Karen, and families,
    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband and brother. It’s been some time since we have had a chance to visit, but we have always enjoyed our visits and quick chats when we bump into each other at a nearby diner or lumber yard! George always had a quick wit and a smile when those visits occurred, and waited patiently when the conversations turned to “girl talk”. Our prayers surround you and your families as you release him into the waiting arms of Jesus, may you hold your memories close and his spirit in your hearts. When the darkness feels overwhelming remember that death’s power is limited-it cannot eradicate memories or slay love, it cannot destroy even a threadbare faith or permanently hobble the smallest hope in God! It cannot permeate the soul, and cannot cripple the Spirit, it merely separates us for a while – that is the ONLY power death can claim! No more! Blessings to All who loved and will miss George.

  2. Jeff, Shane, Missy

    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I am even equally sorry that I will not be able to attend the service. I admired and respected George for as long as Jeff and I have been friends. I am truly sorry for your loss, I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Hugs and prayers to you all! George was a special guy, for sure. George brought smiles to so many, especially to my sister, Margie. We hope the ’58 Chevy Impala he is driving in heaven has all the equipment he especially loved. God bless you Carol Kraft Hottman

  4. So sorry to hear of George’s passing. I’m thinking of you all and praying for some peace during this difficult time.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time! George was an awesome guy! Cherish your memories!

  6. Dennis & Mary Klocke
    RIP ,Uncle George, We will miss you so much. sending our thoughts & prayers too the entire family
    Love Dennis & Mary

  7. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family . We will miss uncle George, he was a wonderful man. My Dad always called him smiling George because of his big smile.

    Family is in our prayers Roger and Terri

  8. Please accept my condolences in the loss of George. He was one of my older cousins. I will unable to attend the funeral as my husband Fred passed away on December 4, 2019 and I just cannot cope with this loss at this time.

  9. So sorry for your loss Michelle & family~ May the wonderful memories you have, get you through difficult days~ Prayers

  10. Michelle, I want to extend my heart felt sympaties, just know, that your Dad, is in a better place, My Prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Vern Kepler Beckys Dad.

  11. My sincere condolences to George’s family. I have known him and the family my whole and went to school with him. He was a wonderful person, a life long friend and will be missed, I kept up with him the last few years on Facebook. I am in Arizona so will not be attending the funeral. God Bless and may the perpetual light him.

  12. I am always thankful for George taking my daughter in as a grandpa to her and me a daughter. I so enjoyed his kindness, smile and contagious laugh! He was such a good listener and he would listen to my long stories!! So enjoyed visiting with George and his interesting stories. I will truly miss George but all the memories of George will always be in my heart and Jenna’s. So sad for your loss of George.

  13. Janice I am so sorry for your loss. George was born with a good heart. Life and mIles have kept our communication at a voidence, but you both have been in my thoughts and heart.

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