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Darlene Rohrig

Obituary for Darlene Rohrig

June 26, 1939 - May 4, 2018
Creston, Iowa | Age 78


Darlene Rohrig, 78, of Creston, went to be with her Lord on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Creston. Private burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Pastor Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate. Visitation and family receiving friends will be one hour prior to service 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials are to the family or the First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be given under the obituary category of

Darlene Rohrig was born June 26, 1939 in West Frankfort, Ill. to Anthony Bielskis and Ruth (Barton). She graduated from West Frankfort High School in 1957 and attended the Salvation Army School for Officer training, finishing in 1958. She worked in a home for unwed mothers in Grand Rapids, Mich. from July 1958-January 1960, and then transferred to Omaha.

On June 18, 1960, Darlene was united in marriage to Edwin J. Rohrig in Kewanee, Ill. They first lived in Centerville, working also in Albia, Iowa. In March of 1962, they transferred and came to Creston, continuing with the Salvation Army. Darlene worked with the Greater Regional Medical Center as a Nurse Aid (CNA) for 20 years. She then worked as a motel maid for approximately 4 years at Bernings in Creston. She retired in 2000 because of health issues. Darlene was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creston.

Survivors include her spouse Ed Rohrig of Creston, two daughters Beth Rohrig Stiefel of Nashville, Tenn.; Tammy (husband David Dorinski) of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Amber and Andrea; one brother in-law, Charles Chamnes of West Frankford, Ill.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Paula (Diewald) Chamnes and her grandparents.

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