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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Lyle W. Rohlf

December 3, 1930October 5, 2019
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Lyle Wayne Rohlf, 88, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Genesis East Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12pm at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 am until the service. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.

Lyle was born December 3, 1930 in Davenport; the son of Arthur and Dorothy (Kuendel) Rohlf. He was united in marriage to Nelda Heuer on September 24, 1954 in Davenport. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 where he served as a military police officer in Frankfort, Germany. After his military service, he worked at Ralston Purina for 39 years and enjoyed many years of retirement with his wife, traveling and watching his grandchildren.

Lyle was a family man who enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He collected NASCAR memorabilia and loved going to races. He was a sports enthusiast and helped coached his son’s ball teams. He was an avid Cubs, Hawkeye, Bears and Brewers fan.

Those left to honor his memory include: wife, Nelda, daughter, Sue (Andy) Brus; sons: Steve (Barb) Rohlf and Stan (Brenda) Rohlf; grandchildren: Carrie Brus, Kate (Ryan) Heid, Tim (Megan) Rohlf, John (Alanna Payne) Rohlf, Daniel Rohlf, Zach (Kelli) Rohlf, Adam (Sara Jones) Rohlf, Hannah (Collin Guinn) Rohlf and Kayla Rohlf; great grandchildren: Brantley Rohlf, Charlotte Heid, Scarlett Rohlf, Leah and Allie Rohlf, a great grandchild on the way and sister, Joyce Hudson (Bill). He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dean and grandsons, Matthew and Joshua Rohlf.

  • FAMILY

  • Arthur Rohlf, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Rohlf, Mother (deceased)
  • Nelda Rohlf, Wife
  • Sue (Andy) Brus, Daughter
  • Steve (Barb) Rohlf, Son
  • Stan (Brenda) Rohlf, Son
  • Joyce Hudson (Bill), Sister
  • Dean Rohlf, Brother (deceased)
  • Matthew Rohlf, Grandson (deceased)
  • Joshua Rohlf, Grandson (deceased)
  • Lyle is also survived by grandchildren: Carrie Brus, Kate (Ryan) Heid, Tim (Megan) Rohlf, John (Alanna Payne) Rohlf, Daniel Rohlf, Zach (Kelli) Rohlf, Adam (Sara Jones) Rohlf, Hannah (Collin Guinn) Rohlf and Kayla Rohlf; great grandchildren: Brantley Rohlf, Charlotte Heid, Scarlett Rohlf, Leah and Allie Rohlf, a great grandchild on the way and sister, Joyce Hudson (Bill).
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tim Rohlf, Pallbearer
  • John Rohlf, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Rohlf, Pallbearer
  • Zach Rohlf, Pallbearer
  • Adam Rohlf, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Wounded Warriors Project
  • American Lung Association

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 11, 2019

Memories

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Randy Dvorak

October 10, 2019

My deepest sympathies to all of your family. Having worked with Stan and Zach, I can see the legacy that he created. I recognize what a good man he must have been by these two men. Stay strong in each other. Keep your chin up and think good thoughts.

Randy Dvorak

Russell Hudson

October 10, 2019

Dear Aunt Nelda, Steve, Sue, Stan and family, we were very sorry to hear Uncle Lyle had passed. No words can describe what he meant to so many. I can still remember his ready smile at the track in Michigan during this many August trips. The more fun we kids had, the bigger his smile. A true family man.

Love you all,

Russ and Mary

Angie Zimbrick

October 9, 2019

Dear Aunt Nelda, Sue, Steve, Stan, and families,
You all have my deepest sympathy, and I hope your many good memories give you some comfort. I have so many good memories of cousins birthday parties all together. Uncle Lyle was always ready with a smile.
I loved looking at the pictures, and I love you all. My heart and thoughts are with you.
Love,
Angie

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Biography

Lyle Wayne Rohlf, 88, of Davenport, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Genesis East Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12pm at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 am until the service. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.

Lyle was born December 3, 1930 in Davenport; the son of Arthur and Dorothy (Kuendel) Rohlf. He was united in marriage to Nelda Heuer on September 24, 1954 in Davenport. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 where he served as a military police officer in Frankfort, Germany. After his military service, he worked at Ralston Purina for 39 years and enjoyed many years of retirement with his wife, traveling and watching his grandchildren.

Lyle was a family man who enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He collected NASCAR memorabilia and loved going to races. He was a sports enthusiast and helped coached his son’s ball teams. He was an avid Cubs, Hawkeye, Bears and Brewers fan.

Those left to honor his memory include: wife, Nelda, daughter, Sue (Andy) Brus; sons: Steve (Barb) Rohlf and Stan (Brenda) Rohlf; grandchildren: Carrie Brus, Kate (Ryan) Heid, Tim (Megan) Rohlf, John (Alanna Payne) Rohlf, Daniel Rohlf, Zach (Kelli) Rohlf, Adam (Sara Jones) Rohlf, Hannah (Collin Guinn) Rohlf and Kayla Rohlf; great grandchildren: Brantley Rohlf, Charlotte Heid, Scarlett Rohlf, Leah and Allie Rohlf, a great grandchild on the way and sister, Joyce Hudson (Bill). He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dean and grandsons, Matthew and Joshua Rohlf.