Daniel Lee Rohrer
SPRINGFIELD – Daniel Lee Rohrer, 65 of Springfield, IL was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday March 14th, 2009.
He was born March 10, 1944, in Danville, IL, the son of Clyde and Buelah Rohrer. He married JoAnn Brown of Tallula on June 7, 1969.
Surviving are his mother, Buelah Rohrer; wife, JoAnn Rohrer; daughter, Ann (husband Christian) Fletcher; son, David (fiancee, Megan) Rohrer; and two grandchildren, Brady and Devin Fletcher. Brothers and sisters are Shirley (Harvey) Miller of Westville, IL, Bill (Beverly) Rohrer of Bloomington, IN, Robert (Sandra) Rohrer of Booneville, IN, and Tom Rohrer of Urbana, IL; brother-in-law, Larry Harvey; sister-in-law, Helen Rohrer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde; sisters, Margarette Rohrer and Janice Harvey; and his brother, Richard Rohrer.
After he attended Danville High School, he served in the U.S. Army and then moved to Springfield where he has resided ever since. He was employed by Purity Baking Company, Hub Clothiers, and Kirby Company. He was a past member of South Side Christian Church for 20 years and for the last 17 years he’s been a member of Calvary Temple Christian Center.
Danny enjoyed fishing, bowling, sports, playing cards, hanging out at the ‘coffee shop’ (OTB) with his friends and spoiling his grandkids. Danny and JoAnn were married almost 40 years and she fought by his side until the very end. Danny has a strong, close family and he will be missed incredibly! Mr. Rohrer also gave the gift of life by donating organ and tissue through Gift of Hope.
Visitation will be held at Staab Funeral Home on Thursday, March 19, 2009, from 4-7 pm. Mr. Rohrer will also lie in state from 10-10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009, at Calvary Temple Christian Center, a funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Paul Rose officiating. Interment will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Medical Center-Pulmonary Rehabilitation.