Rollin B. “Rollie” Kocher
Rollin B. Rollie Kocher, age 97, of North Gamble Street, Shelby, died Thursday, May 17, 2007 at the Crestwood Care Center.
Rollie was born October 20, 1909 in Moxahala, Ohio the son of the late Pearley A. and Louisa Kocher. Prior to moving to Shelby in 1945, Rollie lived in Newark, Ohio where he worked at Owens-Corning Fiberglass and had an auto body and fender shop with his brother Clarence. In Shelby, he worked as a foreman for several auto body repair shops; Namely: Gump’s, Bud Young’s, Barker’s, Bourgeois’, and Bloom & Johnson. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church where he ushered for over 40 years and was instrumental in starting a widowers group at the church. Rollie’s smile and happy disposition will be missed by family, friends and strangers. He was loved by all.
On June 1, 1935 he married the love of his life, Mary F. Strosnider. Together, they raised two children. The children and their spouses survive, John A. and Cheryl Kocher of Port Clinton, and Sue A. and David Clingan of Shelby; 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Curtis Carter, Molly and Steve Hayman , Eric and Jill Kocher, Gretchen and David Klotz , Brad and Amy Kocher; 12 great grandchildren.
Rollie was the last of 9 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Clarence and 7 sisters, Olive, Izabelle, Mary, Grace, Izora, Annie, and Gladys, along with his wife, Mary, on May 29, 1987.
Friends may call on Sunday, May 20, 2007, from 1-4 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, and also on Monday from 10:30 – 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church in Shelby. Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 at the church with Rev. Gail Angel officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 18 South Gamble Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875.
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