Edwin Rohrig, 83, of Rowlett, Texas, formerly of Creston died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at his home. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation with family receiving friends will be before the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.
Ewin James Rohrig, son of Carl Edwin Rohrig and Mary Kathlene (Crone) Rohrig was born April 20, 1937, in Kewanee, Illinois. He grew up in Kewanee and graduated from the Kewanee High School in 1955. Ed later received officer training as a part of the Salvation Army from 1957 until June of 1958.
Ed moved to Ottumwa in July 1958, where he continued to serve as a part of the Salvation Army. He later moved to the Centerville and the Albia area where he continued to serve with the Salvation Army.
On June 18, 1960, Ed married Darlene Bielskis in Kewanee. While in Centerville, he was responsible for the Sunday services each week.
In March of 1962, the couple moved to Creston. Ed worked at the local Gamble’s store, then at Crestland Supply and at the FINA gas station. He returned to ministry as a lay pastor at St. John’s Congregational Church in Creston. Ed went on to work for Farm and Home for 19 years.
In 2001, Ed began working for Mickey White at Quiet Harbors until 2006. He returned to work at Quiet Harbors in 2013, until retiring in 2019.
Ed had be a member of the First Baptist Church for many years. He was also active with a nursing home ministry from 1999 to 2019.
Survivors include his two daughters, Beth Stiefel of Galatin, Tennessee and Tammy (Dave) Dorinski of Rockwall, Texas; brother, Hobart (Alice) Rohrig of Princeton, Illinois; sister-in-law, Peggy Rohrig of Wilston, Florida; two granddaughters, Amber Stiefel and Andrea (Ben) Guess; great-grandson, Brock Guess; nephew, Carl (Diane) Rohrig.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Darlene in 2018 and a brother Stanley Rohrig.