Melvin A. Rohrs, 77 years, of Sherwood, passed away at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in the emergency room at Defiance Regional Hospital, Defiance, Ohio. Born December 10, 1934 in Henry County, Ohio, he was the son of Harvey and Luella (Tietje) Rohrs. He was a 1953 graduate of Florida High School. He married Ann E. Baxter on July 31, 1960 in Sherwood, and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2003. Melvin was a systems operator at Johns-Mansville in Defiance, retiring after 25 ½ years of service. He later worked at Chief Supermarket in Bryan for 9 years. He was a US Army veteran and an active member of Sherwood United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his three children, Susan and her husband Mike Kozumplik of Sherwood Scott and his wife Christine Rohrs of Sherwood, Steve and his wife Jennifer Rohrs of Sherwood; five grandchildren, Mackenzie Kozumplik, Matthew Kozumplik, Samantha Rohrs, Megan Rohrs and Caleb Rohrs; one brother, Norman and his wife Velma Rohrs of Holgate, Ohio and one sister, Carol and her husband Larry Zartman of Sherwood. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ann.
Funeral services for Melvin A. Rohrs will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012 in the Sherwood United Methodist Church, 512 North Harrison Street, Sherwood, Ohio with Pastor Kevin Doseck officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Cemetery. Visitation for Melvin will be held Friday, April 6, 2012 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to the Sherwood United Methodist Church 512 North Harrison Street P.O. Box 4582, Sherwood, Ohio 43556, in his name.