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Louis B. Rohling
(11-02-1931 - 07-14-2018)

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 Louis B. “Joe” Rohling Jr., 86, of Crystal Lake, formerly of Elgin, passed away July 14, 2018 in his home. He was Born November 2, 1931 in Elgin, IL to Louis and Charlotte Rohling, their second child following his sister, Mary Lou Rohling(Piech). Louis was a graduate of Elgin High School, class of 1949. After high school, he enlisted in the US Navy and was a Korean War Veteran. Following his service, he followed in his father’s footsteps and went to work as a Painter, retiring from Painter’s District Council 30 after 42 years. He chose the Baha’i’ faith, and was active for many years in the religious community. He was a member of the American Legion Post #57. Until his health denied him opportunity, he was a regular patron of the Aurora Roller Skate Center on Organ music night. In retirement, he was a regular at the Gail Borden Public Library. He was an avid reader. Every new person he encountered was just another friend he hadn’t made yet. Whether you knew his as Louis, Louie, Joe or Mr. Rohling, his compassion, forgiveness and acceptance of people for who they were set an example for everyone, especially his children.

Louis is survived by sons: William “Bill”, David, and Bernard “Ben” Rohling; daughters: Amy Lunning, Tracey Motley and Sharon Eggenberger; grandchildren: Amanda Motley, Lauren Williams, Jessica Motley, A.J. Williams, Casey Williams, Sonya (Krase) Rohling and Gabriel Rohling.

He was preceded in death by his sister: Mary Lou Piech, a step sister: Shirley Sexton and his wife: Jamie K. Rohling.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin IL 60120. Help us honor the memory of our beloved Father and Grandfather. 847742-2100 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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