Edmund H. “Jack” Roehl, age 87, of rural Buffalo, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Buffalo Hospital.
He was born June 6, 1924, in Hamel, the son of John and Alice Mohrmann Roehl.
Jack honorably served his country in the US Army.
He engaged in dairy farming for many years farming was a lifetime passion for Jack.
The family moved to Rockford Township in 1963.
Jack was a faithful member of the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo.
He enjoyed spending winters in Mission, TX; dancing with his loving wife, and playing cards.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marian (Arens) Roehl; children Randy (Pat) Roehl, Karen Senesac (Miles Haaland), Geri (Neal Roth), Tom (Janet) Roehl, and Steve (Pam) Roehl; 13 grandchildren: Joel (Mindy), John, and Jill (Paul) Herkenhoff; Chad (fiancée Kelly), Garrett (Diane), Kimberly (Tom) Schroeder, and Krista; Tim (Julie), Todd and Michael; Sarah, Allison and Jack; and nine great-grandchildren: Ella and Mason; Nathan and Drew; Ethan, Kylie and Brinley; and Jordan and Amber.
He is further survived by a sister, Dorothy (William) Theis; sisters-in-law Millie Roehl, Corinne Georges, and Eleanore (Charles) Ghostley; brothers-in-law Donald (Millie) Arens and Richard (Rozanne) Arens; and other relatives and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice (Mohrmann) Roehl; a brother, Donald; a sister, Laverne (Roy) Ellsworth; brothers-in-law Norman Georges and Robert Arens; and parents-in-law Harry and Lillian Arens.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Feb. 18 at noon at the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo, with Father David Hennen as the celebrant. Readers were Jill Herkenhoff, Kim Schroeder, and Sarah Roehl. Gift bearers were Krista Senesac and Allison Roehl. Interment followed at Ss Peter & Paul Cemetery in Loretto.
Visitation was Friday, Feb. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church.
Tim Roth was honorary casket bearer.
Casket bearers were Joel Roehl, John Roehl, Chad Senesac, Garrett Senesac, Todd Roth, Michael Roth, and Jack S. Roehl.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.