Jack Rohrick, 78, of Linton
Jack was born on Jan. 24, 1935, in Ridgeview, S.D., the son of John F. and Katherine (Baumgartner) Rohrich.
In the fall of 1936 the family moved to Thief River Falls, Minn., where John continued to farm. In 1941 the family moved to a farm southwest of Linton. While growing up, Jack attended country school and Linton High School. He served as a Nike Missile Operator for the U.S.Army from 1957 through 1959 where he received medals for marksmanship (rifle) and sharpshooter (carbine).
On May 23, 1960, Jack married Florence Glasser at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Linton. At the time both were working for K & H Electric in Linton.
In 1961, Jack started his own business as Jack’s Refrigeration, which he continued to operate until his illness. He also owned and operated an agricultural spraying business from 1972 through 1998. In addition, Jack rented and farmed cropland until 1988.
Jack enjoyed fishing, playing cards, watching nature and science shows on television, as well as telling stories to his granddaughters. He liked going to Webo’s for soda pop and good conversation with his friends. His hobbies included caring for his lawn, gardening and woodworking. Jack was also well known for being able to fix just about anything. He enjoyed the challenge of taking something apart and getting it in working order once again.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Florence, Linton; his daughters, Cindy, Mandan, Denise, Golden Valley, Minn., and Cheryl, Tucson, Ariz.; sons and daughterin law, Daryl, Linton and Jason (Michelle), Eden Prairie, Minn.; his granddaughters: Grace and Lily; his brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Suzanne Rohrich, Linton, and sister and brother-inlaw, Eleanor (Jack) Schell, San Pablo, Calif.; sisters-inlaw, Irene Rohrich, Linton, Cindy Rohrich, Hayward, Calif.; and two cats, Pepper and Shine.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jaime Lynn; his parents; brothers, Joseph, Johnny, Leo and Edward; sisters, Dianne Munson, Bernadine McGilvrey, Hermina Kelly and Florine Sandmeyer.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Linton with Fr. David Richter and Fr. Mike Kelly officiating. Organist was Sue Schumacher. Vocal music by Jolene Silvernagel. Scripture reader was Agnes Mosset. Gift bearers were Grace and Lily Rohrick. Mass servers were Jack Sannes and Bailey Hulm. Congregational Hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagles’Wings,” “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” “One Bread One Body” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Casketbearers were Jerome Sandmeyer, Tom Kelly, Bob Kramer, Harold Glas, Mylo Kramer and Mark Heidrich.
Honorary casketbearers were all of Jack’s good friends.
Please visit www.myersfh.com to sign the online guestbook and share memories of Jack with his family.