Wooster, Ohio--The family of Blanche Rohrer regretfully announce her recent passing on August 5th. A private ceremony was held at her home in Wooster, OH on Sunday, August 11th. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester “Jay” Rohrer, her father George Washington Young, & brother-in-law Eric Van Pelt.
Blanche is survived by her 3 sons - Brian (Wendi), Brent (Juli), & Brad (Sarah); 3 grandchildren - Jordan Grace, Annelise Olivia, & Jay “Sebastian”; her Mother Marian Young (Larry Reed); 3 Siblings - Herb (Carol) Young, Lil (Ronny) Duncan, Barb Van Pelt (John Felty), 4 in-laws David “Lee” Rohrer (Leslie), Rayene (Phil) Shrock, Lonnie “Guy” Rohrer (Vicki), Robert “Jon” Rohrer (Stacey); 13 nieces & nephews, & numerous uncles, aunts, cousin and extended family members.
Blanche was born in Wooster, OH. She attended Triway High School before marrying the love of her life, Jay Rohrer of Smithville, Ohio. After leaving Ohio the family lived in Ft. Knox, Kentucky; Nuremburg, Germany; Ft. Sheridan Illinois, Ft. McClellan, Alabama and Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Blanche had a broad spectrum of professions, including home-maker, waitress, restaurant manager, & fitness instructor. She and Jay founded three businesses in Jacksonville, Alabama: Compu-Type, Wood Accents and Past Times Restaurant.
Blanche will be remembered like a mother/sister/aunt to many. She was kind, generous and believed in equality, tolerance and seeking enlightenment. She was fearless, brave, strong and lived her life to the fullest despite the challenges she faced in her 25 year battle with MS & Lupus. She enjoyed traveling, animals, music, reading and most of all spending time laughing and having fun with family and friends.
Those wishing to honor Blanche’s memory are invited to make a donation to your local food bank or shelter for abused women/children, animals, homeless, or veterans. Donations may be made to your favorite charity.