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Jerome E. Rofkahr

September 12, 1931 — June 6, 2016

Jerome Edward Rofkahr, 84, Hanover, died June 6, 2016 at the Hanover Hospital. Visitation was Monday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hanover Mortuary. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover. Father David Metz officiated. Janet Fritschi played the organ while the church choir sang “On Eagles Wings”, “Amazing Grace”, and “Old Rugged Cross”. The pallbearers were Thomas Hilpert, Brett Etherton, Coby Sedlacek, Ryan Rofkahr, Joel Rofkahr, Derrick Gerard, and Nathan Rofkahr. Braelen “Willie” Stallbaumer was the honorary pallbearer. Burial was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Jerome was born September 12, 1931 in Altus, AR, to Edward and Margaret (Risse) Rofkahr. He served with the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery. On July 30, 1973, he was united in marriage to Gaylene Kennedy in Lawrence, KS. Jerome had a passion for his family, Buelingo and Longhorn cattle, tractor rides with his grandchildren, ballgames and sharing his family heritage with others. He loved sharing his "wisdom" with his loved ones and friends - "Remember me with a smile and a few kind words." He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, infant Mary Ann Rofkahr, Charlotte Opper, and Irene Intres; and brother, Matthew Rofkahr. Survivors include his wife, Gaylene; sons, Steve (Ana) Rofkahr, Spring Hill, KS, David (Michelle) Rofkahr, Woodbury, MN, Doyle (Teresa) Gerard, Lawrence, KS, and Darrin (Karine) Gerard, Blue Springs, MO; daughters, Vickie (Layne) Hilpert, Madison, AL, and Diana (Rick) Sedlacek, Hanover, KS; sisters, Sylvia (William) Rollins, Ft. Smith, AR, and Marilyn (John) Zieler, Conway, AR; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions will go to St. John's School, Hanover. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jerome E. Rofkahr, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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