Donald Irwin Rohrbach

January 30, 1929 ~ July 9, 2022 (age 93)


Donald Irwin Rohrbach of Novi, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022.

Donald was the son of Harry B. and Ruth (Falk) Rohrbach, also stepson of Marion (Rowell) Rohrbach.

Beloved husband of Aura May (Hanson); loving father of Wesley, Douglas (Vivian), James (Holly); proud grandfather of Stephanie (Tyler) Giese, Rachel (Brian) Doerschuk, Samantha Rohrbach, and Rebecca Rohrbach; great grandfather of Oliver, Rory and Addison; caring brother of Lyn (the late William) Allen, the late Frederic (D’Ann) Rohrbach and Myrna (Bob) Dugan, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Don served in the United States Air Force, graduated from Michigan Tech University before starting a career with Ford Motor Company in Light Truck Operations. He was a life member of Faith Covent Church, active in Detroit area Council, Boy Scouts of America, and the Swedish Club of SE Michigan, and the Senior Art Class at the Costic Center of Farmington Hills.

In addition to being a Mechanical Engineer, he had artistic talents as in oil and watercolor painting, wood carving and sketching. He had detailed skills, a great memory, and was an avid reader.

He loved his family and friends and was a man who walked the Way of Jesus and lived his faith. He enjoyed traveling to visit family, sightseeing along the way with four trips to Sweden to visit his grandparent’s families. In his younger days he spent happy summers with his cousins and sister at  his grandma and grandpa on the farm up north near Manistee.

He will be missed by his family and the many friends he had made throughout his life.

The Rohrbach family will receive guests on Saturday, July 16, from 1-6 pm, at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home downtown Farmington.

Don’s Funeral Service will be Sunday afternoon, July 17, at 2:00 pm (in state 1:30 pm) at Faith Covenant Church 35415 W. 14 Mile Road, Farmington Hills.

In lieu of flowers memorial tributes are suggested to Faith Covenant Church 35415 W. 14 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, MI 48331, Swedish Club of Southeastern Michigan 22398 Ruth Street, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 or Dauch Scout Center, Michigan Crossroads Council 1776 West Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48208


July 16, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thayer-Rock Funeral Home
33603 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI 48335

Funeral Service
July 17, 2022

2:00 PM
Faith Covenant Church
35415 W. 14 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331

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