John Laverne Rohl, 94, passed away on September 21, 2018, at the Owyhee Health and Rehab Center of natural causes.
John was born on February 3, 1924 to Charles and Sarah Rohl in Lore City, Ohio . He was the eldest of 6 children. John attended schools in Ohio and joined the Army in October of 1942 when he was 18. He drove truck for the Army and was honorably discharged. After serving in the Army, John joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked for them. He met the love of his life Mary Ellen Fryrear. John and Mary Ellen were married in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 28, 1945.
John and Mary Ellen began their adventure moving to Riverside, California. Their first child, Robert was born in 1946 and two years later their daughter, Darlene was born. The family then moved back to Ohio. John and Mary Ellen's third child, Dan was born there in 1953. After Dan's birth the family moved back to California where John began his career as a carpenter. In 1963, the family moved to Homedale, Idaho and John began farming and working at Homedale Feed. In 1972, John and Mary Ellen moved to Wilder, Idaho and John worked as a carpenter until he retired in 1986. After retirement, they became snow birds alternating between Homedale, Idaho and Quartzsite, Arizona. John was an avid gardener, coin collector, and traveler and he enjoyed fishing.
Mary Ellen passed away in 1997. John remarried in 2000. His wife from this union passed away in 2017.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary Ellen, his son Robert, and three brothers. He is survived by his son Dan and wife Jonna of Eagle, Idaho; his daughter Darlene and husband Larry Prow of Homedale, Idaho; 5 grandchildren, Deanna (Cory) leaver of Stanton, Nebraska;, Barbi (Scott) Biorn of Rigby, Idaho; Sarah (Jim) Chambers of Boise, Idaho; Shyanne Rohl of Spokane, Washington and Jesse Rohl of Spokane, Washington; 8 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Fargo Cemetery in Wilder.