MOUNT VERNON — Jack C. Rohler, 69, passed away at home on Dec. 7, 2009, surrounded by his loving family, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
He was the son of Walter W. and Alberta M. (VanRhoden) Rohler. Jack was a 1958 graduate of Lakeland High School in Florida but lived most of his life in Mount Vernon, Ohio. An avid outdoorsman, Jack was happiest when he was hunting and when he was with his family — especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Knox Gunhunters, Owl Creek Conservancy, and was a charter member of the Buckskin Bowhunters Club. Jack retired from the Mount Vernon City Schools in 2002 and worked at Chattanooga Glass for 21 years. Prior to that, he trained and raced standardbred horses throughout the United States.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Karen (Fritz) Rohler; daughters, Jodi Norton of Galena and Debi Doup of Mount Vernon; son, Gary (Laura) Rohler of Mount Vernon; brother, William (Bud) Rohler of Mount Vernon; sister, Rhonda Legros of Howard; grandchildren, Nikki (Kyle) Kennedy, Brandyn McQuigg, Taylor Gleason, Kirsten Gleason, Jarrod Norton, Connor Norton, Jaxen Doup, Hudson Rohler and Madison Rohler; and nephews, Jeff Monahan and J.D. Monahan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and niece, Julie Rohler.
Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church on Friday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Wildermuth officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery. Friends may call at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests donations be made in Jack’s honor to Faith Lutheran Church or Hospice of Knox County.
To express a condolence or share a memory with the Rolher family, please visit www.dilleylasater.com.