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Horst "Ben" T. Rohrer

January 14, 1937 ~ September 15, 2018 (age 81)
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Horst “Ben” T. Rohrer, 81, of Parkman, passed from this life Saturday, September 15th, 2018 while visiting his family in Winter Garden, FL. Ben was born in Berlin, Germany on January 14th, 1937. He is once again reunited with his loving wife of 57 years, Kay (Carter) Rohrer, who died April 24th, 2016.

He moved to the United States as an international exchange high school student. Eventually, Ben studied physics at the University of New Mexico and later joined the United States Army, thereby gaining American citizenship. During his military service, Ben met his beloved wife, Kay Rohrer, in Parkman. Here, they built a secure, happy life for their children, Hans and Edie. Ben and Kay were a team. Together they raised their children, built businesses, and loved their family and friends. Ben passed his strong work ethic to his family. From his position as Vice President at Charles Chevrolet and Oldsmobile to providing a taxi service to Middlefield residents, Ben Rohrer was a solid, reliable, and dedicated man. Even when his health was failing in Florida, he continued to push himself to make the most of everyday by sharing his witty sense of humor with all those he met.

Ben is survived by: son, Hans (Dianne) Rohrer; daughter, Edie (Charles) Thibodeaux; and grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Greta, Grant, and Mandy.

A GRAVESIDE MEMORIAL SERVICE WITH MILITARY HONORS WILL BE HELD AT 11 A.M., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2018 AT OVERLOOK CEMETERY, TAVERN ROAD, PARKMAN, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the special fund near and dear to Ben’s heart, The Rohrer Grandchildren College Fund, c/o The Middlefield Bank, P.O. Box 35, Middlefield, OH 44062.

Donations may be made to:

The Rohrer Grandchildren College Fund c/o Middlefield Bank
P.O. Box 35, Middlefield OH 44062

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