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Howard Henry “Hank” Rohrer

Canton – Howard Henry “Hank” Rohrer, 94, of Canton, passed away at 1:25 PM on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Clayberg Nursing Home. He was born on May 19, 1925 in Canton to Elden and Alta (Harn) Rohrer. He married Shirley Joan Walraven on July 2, 1948 in Canton, IL. She preceded him in death on March 24, 2016.

Hank was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Kenneth Rohrer, and three sisters, Maxine Dorich, Wilda Brown, and Melba McGuire.

Surviving is one daughter, Deb (Garry) Hensley of Cuba; one special step great-granddaughter, Cassie (Josh) Theis of Warrensburg, MO; three step grand-children, Justin (Dara) Hensley of Knoxville, Brian (Audrey) Hensley of Normal, and Laura (Jason) Chaplain of Chenoa; 14 step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Hank worked as a truck driver and retired from Buckheart and Banner Mine. He was a member of United Mine Workers. Hank was loved by many for his smile, great personality, love of life, and at Clayberg he was called the dancing fool. He loved kids and was a family man. Hank and Shirley met at Silver Leaf Roller Rink and continued to skate for many years. They also loved to take bus trips and traveling. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

May God rest his soul, he was of the Christian faith.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Pastor Greg Ogle will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba, IL. To view Hank’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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4 Comments

  • Phyllis and Donald Hanawalt

    Reply July 17, 2019 12:07 pm

    May you Rest in peace Henry.
    You were a joy to be around always happy . You will be missed , our condolences to your family .
    Phyllis and Don Hanawalt

  • Elizabeth Haines

    Reply July 18, 2019 9:12 am

    So very sorry for your loss of your Dad Deb Hensley, sending you thoughts and prayers, and deepest sympathy and condolences during this most difficult time. RIP Hank Roher.

  • Tanya Skender Games

    Reply July 20, 2019 10:39 am

    I’m so sorry for his family. My father, Joseph Skender worked w him and thought so much of he and your mom. God Bless you all.

  • Terry Cummins

    Reply July 22, 2019 10:40 pm

    I loved your mom and dad. They were wonderful people. The world was a better place because of them. Your mom loved the kids at school and your dad was always right beside her when she bowled. I was on her bowling League for many years. My condolences to you and your family Deb.

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