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Robert Michael Rohland

Robert Michael Rohland

September 6, 1952 - August 7, 2017

Robert Michael Rohland, 65, died early Monday, August 7 at North Memorial ICU following an August 5 vehicle accident. Sustaining critical injuries, he was removed from life support and he passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus. Robert was the son of William S. Rohland (d., late of Medina) and Ruby H. Michael (d., late of Buffalo, MN) He leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Rebecca JoAnn Rohland; his sister Kristel Adair (Michael); brother Timothy Rohland (Michelle) and nephew Christian Rohland; his aunt Ethel Michael; his brothers-in-law John Fookes and Rev. James Fookes (Sandy); nephew Corey Fookes (Maegan, children, Malena, Henry, Will and Ethan); nephew Timothy Fookes(children Jack and Tess); Andrew Fookes (Stacy and son Liam). half siblings Leisl Rohland, Karin Rohland and Sean Rohland (Angela and sons Liam, Jack and Ben) and their mother Eileen Rohland. In his early years Robert was a computer programmer, taught electronics at Brown College, took classes in pharmaceutical research at U of M, and earned a Master's in Geographical Information Systems. Robert was a devoted "dad" to his cats and parrot. He had a love for his church and Jesus, for his animals, classical music and cooking. He had a tender heart and loved sharing his vast knowledge. A celebration of Robert's life Wednesday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cokato, MN with visitation at 10:00 a.m. Interment of ashes to follow service. Luncheon will be held after the service. In lieu of flowers, please contribute in Robert's memory to a charity of your choice or to Robert's widow.