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Dennis Owen Rohrer, 90, Marion, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor in Marion. Dennis was born June 19, 1926, in Plymouth, to the late Harry E. and Goldie Rohrer. He married Mary Thomas on Aug. 14, 1977.
He was a World War II Army veteran. He worked as a controller at Celotex in Largo. He was a member of American Legion 40 and 8, the VFW, a 50-year member of Deming Lodge No. 88 in North Manchester and received the Indiana Award of Gold on Oct. 7, 2009. He was a past master of the Lodge in Greenup, a 50-year member of the Kokomo Chapter No. 104; served as its high priest, was elected to serve as grand high priest of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Indiana in 1984-1985. He was an honorary past grand high priest of Illinois. He was a 50 year member of Kokomo Council No. 60; served as illustrious master, was a 50-year member of Kokomo Commandery No. 36; he served as eminent commander, and a member of the Indiana Knights of Columbus of York Cross of Honor - KYCH, a member of Indiana College No. 55 York Rite Sovereign College of North America, and served as governor and was awarded Order of Purple Cross on July 1, 1991.
He also was a life and founding member of T.S. Parvin Council 290, allied Masonic Degrees in Muscating served as sovereign in 1999.He was also a life and founding member of Kilpeck Council No. 64, Knight Masons, served as excellent chief in 2008. He was also a life and founding member of Burlington Preceptory XII, Yeoman of York 2004, Burlington, Iowa. He was an honorary member of the Grand York Rite bodies of many states.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Rohrer; a son, Steven (Roberta) Rohrer; a daughter, Denise Rohrer; and a stepdaughter, Doris Sutton; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lois Rohrer; and a stepson, Dennis Robbins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Mark Helm officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital. There will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Friday, also at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on April 6, 2017
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