Highland: Obituaries

Keith Rohling, 62

Keith Rohling
Keith Rohling

Keith G. Rohling, 62, of Trenton died on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 and again from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, Oct. 30 at Nordike Funeral Home in Aviston. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home, with the Father Pat Jakel officiating. Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1953 in Highland to Paul A. and Margie A. (Korte) Rohling. He married Wendy S. Luginbuhl on Nov. 15, 1975 in Trenton, and she survives in Trenton.

Mr. Rohling was a dedicated property owner and manager. He was a devout Catholic. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. He did a volunteer at Joy of the Gospel Ministries, Samaritan’s Purse, many food banks, Habitat for Humanity and did construction work at Camp Ondessonk. He was also a volunteer firefighter with the Trenton Fire Department.

He cherished spending time with his family and enjoyed fishing, boating, cycling, kayaking, socializing, hiking, traveling, playing cards and games, construction, driving a Bobcat, and walking on the beach with his family and friends.

He is also survived by a daughter, Kelly (Gary) Cooper of O’Fallon; a son, Kevin (Kim) Rohling of Marion; a granddaughter, Lily Cooper; his mother-in-law, Gene Luginbuhl; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Paula Rehkemper, Don Schmidt, Kathy and Brian Singler, Donna and Don Gramlich, Jane and Kent Pirok, Nancy and Buddy Woods, and Faye and Steve Slemmer; nieces and nephews, Kristi Schmidt, Nik Schmidt, Gavin (Kate) Rehkemper, Kelsey Rehkemper, Clayton Rehkemper, Josh Singler, Stephen Gramlich, Sarah (Jason) Ralston and family, Ryan Pirok, Jonathan Woods, Tina Woods, Jessica Kuhn, and Tyler Kuhn; and beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Geralyn Rehkemper and Joyce Schmidt; a brother, Kenneth Rohling, who died in infancy; his father-in-law, Herbert Luginbuhl; and a niece, Erika Schmidt, who died in infancy.

Memorials may be made Joy of the Gospel Ministries, where Keith fed the homeless, or to the Geralyn Rehkemper Scholarship Fund.