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James Alan Rohrer

September 5, 2020 | 38 comments

Jim passed away peacefully on Saturday Sept. 5, 2020 at Cedar Lane Lakeview in West Salem, Wis.  He was born in La Crosse to Fred and Vivian Rohrer on April 9, 1946.  He married Judy, his best friend and love of his life 53 years ago on July 1, 1967 in La Crosse, Wis.  In his early years, he was a Boy Scout, played baseball and golfed.  Jim was a 1964 graduate of Logan High School.  He attended UWL and River Falls College.  He was a conductor on the Burlington Railroad for 24 years.  After he retired, Jim and Judy traveled throughout the United States and Europe.  He enjoyed bike riding, camping and golfing.  His passion was deer hunting, turkey hunting and ice fishing.  Jim was an avid sports fan, attending his children and grandchildren’s events. Jim is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Heidi (Al), sons, Todd ( Gerilyn), Travis (Karen).  Six grandchildren Gabrielle & Mia Rohrer, Isaac & Maggie Schneider, Fred & Charlie Rohrer. Siblings Bonnie (Pat) Korish, Larry (Helen) Rohrer, Rod (Sandy) Rohrer,  John ( Teri) Rohrer, brothers-in-law Richard (Valerie)Mahlum, Paul Mahlum, sister-in-law Sandy (Greg) Miller,  many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Vivian, his in-laws, Manley and Ione Mahlum.  Our family would like to thank all of our family and friends that have supported us through this terrible journey.  A special thank you to Richard Mahlum, John Kraft, David Snyder, and Jacqueline Williams, social worker who have helped us out whenever we needed them.  A private service for our immediate family will take place.  Celebration of Life will be at a later date, due to COVID 19.



  1. Norman Aylsworth

    Rohrer Family
    Sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. Ha was a “GREAT” guy and Friend. R.I.P. My Friend.

    • Ron Kendhammer

      Xdr cty

  2. Linda Van Dyck Himmel

    Dear Judy and family. My heartfelt sympathy to you all at the loss of Jim. He was really a sweet guy.

  3. Lynette Neumann

    Judy, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family and friends. Lynette Schaller Neumann

  4. Gail Meyer

    Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. An old friend, Gail Meyer(Storlie). May he rest in peace.

  5. Mike Lewis

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim and I had a lot of good times fishing on the Black River years ago, and visiting with you both down at Goose Island in the summertime. Jim and you and the family will be in our prayers.
    God Bless,
    Mike & Kay Lewis

  6. Ron Kendhammer

    Judy, Sharon and I are sorry for your loss. God bless in this time of sorrow.

    • Tom Fuchs

      Judy & family, my condolences.

      I had a lot fun working with Jim on the railroad,
      he brought his humor and laugh to the job, and I had even more fun in our ice shanty.

      Good man gone!

  7. Thomas Nelson

    Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim, was a great friend, Rest in peace Jim.
    Tom Nelson

  8. Gary and Linda Pampuch

    So sad to hear of Jim’s passing.
    we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Judy and your family.

  9. Ricky Woods

    Our sympathy to the Rohrer family, Rick and Karen Woods

  10. Philip Nohr

    Judy and Family, We want to express our sympathy and love on Jim’s passing. May the many good memories with Jim comfort you at this time. Sarah & Phil

  11. Zoe_bott@msn.com

    Judy, we are so sorry for your family’s loss. I will always remember our memories from our boys Playing sports against each other ..Travis was a great kid and we have to hold onto the wonderful memories to get us through these rough days..Our deepest sympathy.
    Jim and Zoe Bott

    • Kay Schroeder

      Judy & Family, My deepest sympathies, God’s Blessings & prayers. This has been such a difficult journey for all of you. May God grant you His peace & grace.

  12. Gail Hayek

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family.

  13. Jackie Nohr - Getter

    Expressing our sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs. Jackie (Nohr) and Mark

  14. Karla J Heyer

    Judy, I wish I could express how sorry I am to hear of Jim’s passing. Words just aren’t enough.

    • Bob Kremer

      Jim was a outstanding person in every way and solid railroader. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Rohrer family and friends. RIP Jim.
      Bob Kremer

  15. Sandy (Nohr) Hammond

    Hugs and love go out to you Judy. Thinking of you and family during this time and praying for comfort and peace to follow.
    Matt:5:14 says “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.”

  16. Vickie Michalko

    Judy, I want to express my deepest condolences to you and your family. I haven’t seen you for awhile, but I’ve thought of you and Jim often and all that you have been going through. God’s Blessings to you all.
    Ray and Vickie Michalko

  17. Jim Tomten

    Many, many laughs together, going to miss him greatly. He was a wonderful friend. Our condolences. Sharon and Jim Tomten

  18. Steve&Rosa

    Dear Judy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Jim be in God’s loving arms. Steve and Rosa

  19. Bill & Kim Hart

    So sorry to hear that Jim passed away. We went to school together & I bought the Riel’s house kitty corner across Onalaska Ave. He was a really nice guy.

  20. Don L Wiste

    So sorry Judy and family for your loss, Jim and I had a lot of fun in our days I will miss him and have dreaded finding his obituary.

  21. Faye Severson Goldsmith

    Judy, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I have many memories of when we were young playing together with Bonnie when I was visiting my Aunt Lil. And then my family moved up to the northside only a couple blocks from the Rohrer family. Sending many prayers and hugs to you and your family.

  22. Bob and Marlene Saluzzi

    So sorry to hear of your loss—you guys are in our thoughts and prayers!!

  23. Tim and Dixie Fladhammer

    Judy and family. Tim and I want you to know how very very sorry we are for the loss of Jim. Tim asked me to relay to you that he has very many fond memories of your kids in school and you and Jim at conferences. He so enjoyed having your kids in his classroom. Great family. To know you both is to love you. God Bless you and the kids, and I know Jim will look after you from heavven Sending hugs. Tim and Dixie Fladhammer

  24. Joni lynch

    Heidi, Al and entire Rohrer family. So sorry for your loss. May the happy memories bring peace. Blessings! Joni and Denny Lynch

  25. Dick and Linda Koeller

    Judy, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, he was a great guy. Since we were kids I had a lot of laughs and smiles with him. Linda and enjoyed when you guys would come to Rochester for games and we would get together. He was fun to be around and will be missed by all who knew him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Dick and Linda Koeller

  26. Isaak Owen

    Judy and family, I’m sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I have fond memories growing up around the Rohrer family and how supportive and passionate Jim was in everything we did as kids. I saw that same energy in his eyes not that long ago at a playoff game that Travis was coaching in, and it made me smile inside. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Rest in peace Jim.

  27. Bud Miyamoto

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such a great, caring, humble person. I have so many wonderful memories of Jim, his parents and siblings. Our junior high school sleep overs above their garage were very happy and memorable times. His parents were the kindest individuals to me growing up and in later years. Jim was a great Logan athlete and supporter of Logan. He loved his kids, grandkids and always talked about their athletic achievements. I especially enjoyed the times around a campfire, years later, up at Camp McCoy when we deer hunted. Jim always had the laughter that sparked others and the great stories that brought laughter.
    My prayers go out to Judy, kids, grandchildren, his siblings, and extended family. I will always have a warm place in my heart for Jim and his family. I pray that our Lord will bring strength, and peace during these difficult times and that He will always provide Judy and family with many blessed memories that they will cherish forever, until they meet him again. Jim is in our Lord’s loving and caring arms.
    God Bless Jim’s family and memory.

  28. Thom and Ingrid Ebner

    Judy and family
    We are saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers. I have many memories of growing up next door to Jim and the Rohrer family. I remember Jim always having a smile and a hardy hello. I remember the holiday greetings shared with neighbors through kitchen windows. Jim biking over to check on his parents. Good memories. Fond memories. Memories we can hold in our hearts. We pray that God gives you the strength and fortitude to endure this difficult time.

  29. Tom & June Lubinsky

    Judy and family Tom & I want to give our sympathy in the loss of Jim. We had some really good times with you both and want you to know our friendship with you and your family will continue. We are glad that Jim is no longer in any pain and will be with his mother & Dad. Love Tom & June

  30. Richard alan Jerue

    So sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim and I had some great times together growing up in the neighbor hood and working together all those years. RIP your friend Jazzy Jerue

  31. Carol Noonan

    Judy and family, I have read the above wonderful notes all saying their fond memories of Jim. As a Logan Ranger I have great memories also. So many friends that want you to know they cared even from afar during this journey.
    Now Jim can rest.
    Carol Ruud Noonan

  32. Alan Topel

    Judy and Family,
    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great man who loved his family. May God give all of you peace and strength at this difficult time.
    In Sympathy, AL Topel

  33. Tom Young

    Judy, I just got the sad news today, I hadn’t seen you guys in recent years but hearing this brought deep sadness. He was a great friend during the railroad days, and many hunting times. He was fun, great stories were told. He was blessed and brought kidness to many, happy trails to Jim.

  34. Bill Regez

    I was sorry to hear that Jim passed away. What I remember most about Jim was that he always had a smile on his face. And I can remember that back from 7th grade. He was a good friend.


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