Richard W. Rohwer

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Richard W. Rohwer

  • Birth 8 Apr 1929 Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
  • Death 23 Mar 2011
  • Burial Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 67485831

Richard W. Rohwer, a lifelong Whatcom County resident, entered into peaceful rest at 9:52 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the age of 81.

He was born in Bellingham on April 8, 1929 to Victor A. and Lucille May (Wise-Brown) Rohwer and was a 1947 Meridian High School graduate. Following high school Richard was employed by Georgia Pacific; taking a military leave of absence when he was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in Europe during the Korean War Era from 1953 to 1955.

In 1955 he met Shirley Jones; they married in 1956 and together had four children. Their friendship remained after divorcing.

A simple caring family man who loved the outdoors, Richard delighted in camping with his kids and was an avid walker. In retirement, after 36 years with Georgia Pacific, he loved to take cruises and in the past year took a special interest in local pioneer history--especially in the Ten Mile area where his family settled in the late 1800's.

The family is very grateful to the fourth floor nurses at St. Joseph Hospital for their kind and compassionate care given to Richard.

Preceded in death by his brothers Jack, Glen and Lee.

Richard is survived by his children: Victor (Carol) Rohwer, Jeffery (Leah) Rohwer, Teresa (David) Rohwer-Hurd and Cheryl (Rick) Marshall; special friend, Marge Hillius; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his beloved feline friends Betty, Bonnie and Miss Stray Kitty.

Graveside services with military honors will be held Monday, March 28, 3:00 pm at Ten Mile Cemetery, on Ten Mile Road, Bellingham. A fellowship gathering will follow at the Albert J. Hamilton Post #7 American Legion Hall, 1688 W. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham.

Memorial donations are suggested to: Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 800 E. Chestnut St., Ste. 1-C, Bellingham, WA 98225.

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  • Created by: Barb
  • Added: 26 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67485831
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard W. Rohwer (8 Apr 1929–23 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67485831, citing Ten Mile Cemetery, Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .