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Ronald Rohlfing, 69, of Waterloo, IL, died September 16, 2020, in St. Louis, MO. He was born December 18, 1950, in Red Bud, IL.
He is survived by his wife Cathy Rohlfing, nee Jagels; children Chris (Elise) Rohlfing and Alex Rohlfing; brothers Allyn (Trudi) Rohlfing, Wayne Rohlfing, and Gene (Amy) Rohlfing; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents Alois A. and Lavern E. (nee Brandt) Rohlfing.
He was a long time player and supporter of the Valmeyer Lakers and an SIUE Baseball Player.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
St. John Cemetery - Maeystown, IL
Celebration of Life:
3 PM Friday, September 25, 2020 at Borsch Memorial Park in Valmeyer, IL
Pastor Patrick Poole officiating
Brent - thanks for sharing your memories. And also for the candle lit in remembrance of Ron. It is much appreciated.
Cathy, Chris, & Alex
Cathy Rohlfing Oct 18 2020 12:00 AM
Ron was a good man, an excellent business person and a great baseball player. I knew him since his college baseball days at SIUE. Condolences to his family.
Edward J. Blake, Jr. Oct 11 2020 12:00 AM
I am sorry to hear about Ron and I wish the best to Kathy and family. Ron was a mentor to me when, at 16 years of age, I joined the Lakers. His eyes were wide open and he was a bright light for this young kid joining a bunch of veterans. His positive energy made his harshest critiques of me hit home and helped me learn and grow. Ron also gave me my first job at Greentree in South County. When Greentree moved downtown on Olive Ronnie would throw the. Keys to the Electra Deuce and a Quarter convertible and fill it up with gas. I was a rockstar driving that car and it was a way that Ron boosted my confidence. He always thought I was too humble and found ways to help break out of my shell.
I loved Ron for the opportunities he graciously gave to me and for pulling this young Columbia kid into the fold. My thoughts are with the family and the Rohlfing clan,
Scott Schaffer Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Ronald Rohlfing
Brent Pieper Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM
Sending my deepest sympathy on the passing of Ron. I have known Ron since the 7th grade when Fults came to Valmeyer and we became one class. Ron and Willie were always good friends. I even went to my first dance with Ron in the 7th grade. Horrible picture of me I might still have somewhere but Ron was always a gentleman. In high school went to prom and other events with Ron and Lynn Ripplemeyer and I was dating Will Bundy then. We all had such great times. I worked a little restaurant Mr. Rose had back then and Ron and Will would always comes in for shakes after ball practices. Those were fun times. We all went separate ways after high school except Ron and Will were always together and I find comfort knowing Ron is back with Will and I'm sure they are already playing ball together. In the past several years in retirement our class from Valmeyer has gotten close again and meet quite often. I enjoyed hearing about Ron's family which he was so proud of. Cathy I am so glad I got to know you and hope you will continue coming to our luncheons when you can. I know you will all miss him and send prayers and hugs that you're memories with him will give you comfort now. With deepest sympathy. Bonnie Mueller Volkert
Bonnie Mueller Volkert Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM
Have good memories of good times shared with Ron and Cathy
Please accept my deepest sympathies to the Rohlfing family
Dont believe Ill make it to Borsch park, working in Kansas city
Mark rey Sep 19 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father.
Kim Holtgrieve Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM
Just saw this and so sad! Sorry isnt enough but its all I have.
Cindy McNew Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM
Cathy and family , Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time .
Kent & Debbie Larkin Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM
Rest In Peace, Ron. God bless you and your family.
Sally Ross Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM