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Robert Lee Rohlin, age 87 of Buffalo, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, June 30, 2019. He was born March 14, 1932 in Swea City, IA, the son of George and Elsie (Johnson) Rohlin.

Proceeded in death by parents George and Elise (Johnson) Rohlin, brother Roy, sister Dorothy, brother-in-law Bud Letcher and nephew Terry Letcher.


Bob is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Dee Rohlin; children Cathy (Richard) Johnson, Robb (Jory) Rohlin, Peter Rohlin, Jamie (Amy) Rohlin, Kristin (Dan) Kuhlmann; grandchildren, Rochelle (Bill) Wyers, Zachary (Julie) Clifton, Mackenzie (Taylor) Clifton, Tori (fiancé, Loren Schultz) Clifton, Lauren (Raymen) Rice, Robert(Robbie) Rohlin, Jacob (Courtney) Rohlin, Dakota Bruns, Dylan Rohlin, Hayley Rohlin, Madison Kuhlmann, Connor Kuhlmann; step-granddaughters, Jessica (Joshua) Eull, Heather (Kyle) Anderson; great-grandchildren, Owen Wyers, Avery Anderson, Bailey Eull, Nathan Eull, Dakota Rice, Payton Rice, Noah Rohlin; sister-in-law’s, Phyllis Rohlin and Darlene Geyen; nephews Steve (Nancy) Letcher and Brad Letcher and niece Kaelynn (Bob) Gould.


Bob grew up in Swea City, Iowa; He graduated from Swea City High School and Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for Caswell Engineering and in 1965 he and Thore Meyer formed Meyer-Rohlin,Inc. an engineering and land surveying company. Bob served many counties until his retirement.


Bob was proud of his time served in the Army as a radio operator and wiremen, most of which was spent at Fort Benning, Georgia. Fond Army memories of Bob’s were being a driver for Commander John D Eisenhower and the parades that took place during the Presidents visits.


Bob was a member of the Swea City Legion Post 675 and a Buffalo Rotarian. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts, and coached little guy football and little league baseball. Bob also loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s wide range of sporting activities. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling, weekends at cabin and spent many years as a Viking’s season ticket holder.


A special thank you to Dr. Burgdorf, Karen and Allina Buffalo Clinic Staff, Heartland Home Hospice, First Responder Andy Daniels, PCA’s Vivian, Joe and Lori, Father Meyer and Fr. Scherber.


Funeral service will be held Friday, July 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM, with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM, at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN with Father Nathaniel Meyers as Celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in Buffalo.


Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. 763-682-1363.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill and Arlys LaPlant

    Our deepest sympathies to all of you! Bob was a wonderful man to work with and I enjoyed him as my employer and friend. We are gone for this week but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Patrick R Diamond

    Deepest Sympathies Rob and Family.


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