Obit: Roohr, George Christian (1874 - 1930)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin) 03/20/1930

Roohr, George Christian (1 Nov. 1874 - 17 Mar. 1930)

George Christian Roohr died after a lingering illness at his home in the first ward of the city of Colby, Wisconsin at 5:15 in the afternoon of Mar. 17, 1930, at the age of 55 years, four months and seventeen days. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church, under the auspices of the Odd Fellow Lodge of Colby, Rev. Fahlgren officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby cemetery.

The deceased was born in Swamaco, Wisconsin, Nov. 1st, 1874. He was united in marriage to Miss Alma Sumner March 17th, 1909. To this union, five children were born, all of whom are living. In 1914, Mr. and Mrs. Roohr moved to the city of Colby and Mr. Roohr bought the blacksmith shop and residence of Louis Schorer on Division street. He operated this shop successfully until his illness forced him to close the doors and retire. He served the East ward of the city of Colby, honorably and well, as its alderman for a period of seven years. His illness was of about two years duration, and, at times, he suffered intensely. Medical skill was exerted to its utmost but of no avail. It seemed that his bounds were appointed and beyond them he could not pass. He was a beloved and respected member of the Methodist church, the Odd Fellow Lodge and the E. F. U. of Colby.

Mr. Roohr leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, Mrs. Alma Roohr, five children, Winona, who is attending the State Teachers College at Stevens Point, Archie, Georgine, Dickie and George Jr., who are all at home; one sister, Mrs. George Sumner of Greenwood, Wis., and two brothers, Fred Roohr of Colby, Wis., and Jake Roohr of Medford, Wis.

George, as we all knew him, and as we were proud to hail him, was loved and respected by his neighbors and the community. He was a man who loved his family dearly and spread their board with plenty. He was active in civic affairs and was always ready to put forth his hand in an effort for a better Colby. The Phonograph joins the many friends of the bereaved family in extending our sympathy.

George, we will miss you.

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