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Obituaries

Obituaries

Russell Wayne Rohe 1912 - 2011 Baldwin City

Paid family tribute

Russell Wayne Rohe, age 98 of Baldwin City, Kansas passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Wellsville Retirement Community. Funeral services will be 10AM, Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Wellsville. Visitation will be 5-7PM, Friday evening, also at the funeral home. Internment will follow services in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakwood City Cemetery in care of Wilson’s, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.
Russell Wayne Rohe was born July 10, 1912 in rural Douglas County, the son of George and Millie (Foush) Rohe. He grew up on the family farm and had been a lifelong member of the Baldwin and Wellsville Communities. He married Mildred Fiehler on June 4, 1939 in Olathe, Kansas. She preceded him in death in 1998. Russell was a farmer and cattlemen his entire life and was instrumental in starting the Beef Breeders Association. He had donated trophies to the Douglas County Fair for the Champoin Angus Heffer for 30 years. Russell was an avid hunter and fisherman and his love for the land and farming was evident in his lifelong commitment to agriculture.
Russell is survived by his son Robert Rohe and his significant other, Janet Brunkow of Baldwin; a grandson, Greg Rohe of Baldwin; 3 great grandchildren, Morgan, Jessica and Adam Rohe and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister, Bell Gabriel.

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.