Jimmy Rohner, 63, of Greenfield died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at his home in Greenfield.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle with burial in Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. The Rev. Steven Broers will officiate the service. Open visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Steen Funeral Home, 101 SE Fourth St., in Greenfield with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Jimmy Rohner memorial fund to be established by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.steenfunerals.com.
Jimmy Lynn Rohner, son of Elmer William and Alice Louise (Thomas) Rohner, was born June 20, 1954, at Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Jimmy was raised on a farm north of Fontanelle. He attended Bridgewater-Fontanelle School and graduated in 1973. He attended SWCC in Creston, studying auto collision and graduating in 1974.
On June 16, 1974, he married Sue Ellen Ehrsam at First United Presbyterian Church in Greenfield. In 1975, he started full-time farming, working for Ehrsam Implement in the winter time and also doing auto body work on the farm. He helped his dad with the family painting business for many years. He worked various constructions jobs, and in February 1992, he began working for Mederer Corporation (Gummy Bear) for 15 years until 2009 when he took early retirement for health problems.
He was a charter member of Greenfield Area Jaycees and served on the church vestry for three years.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Sue Rohner of Greenfield; daughter Jenny (Jonathan) Foutch of Creston; son Jeremy (Ann) Rohner of Greenfield; grandchildren, Sheona and Eian Barnett, Dakota and Hunter Ernst and Jayden and Elyjah Rohner; brother K. Allen (Gail) Rohner of Red Oak; sister Linda (Les) Sulgrove of Des Moines; mother-in-law Marilyn Ehrsam; sisters-in-law, Ann McGowan and Pat (Dick) Hogan; brother-in-law James (Daveane) Ehrsam and other relatives and friends.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brother Stephen in infancy, father-in-law Robert Ehrsam and brother-in-law Terry McGowan.