DUNNELL: A Celebration of Life Services for John H. Roehler, 53, of rural Dunnell, Minnesota will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dunnell with Pastor Kristina Waters officiating. Burial will be in Lake Fremont Cemetery, Dunnell, Minnesota .

John was found dead on Thursday morning, June 16, 2011 in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 5:00 Ė 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Kramer Family Funeral Home in Sherburn and one hour prior to the services at the Church in Dunnell on Wednesday. Messages of Sympathy may be sent online to the family at

John Henry Roehler was born on April 12, 1958 to Ronald and Phyllis (Wunn) Roehler in Estherville, Iowa. He was baptized and later confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville, Iowa. John was a 1976 graduate of Estherville High School. He then was employed in Elevator Construction and travel in his work. John later was employed for Fay Umbreit. On August 6, 1983, he was united in marriage to Nancy Umbreit at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Dunnell, Minnesota. After their marriage they lived on a farm in Lake Fremont Township, just north of Dunnell. John was employed at Glasstite in Dunnell in loading and was a truck driver. He later was employed at Big Gain or Jackson Feed delivering feed to area farmers and then he was employed for Ag-Chem in Jackson until his present job as a truck driver for Weets Trucking in Alpha, Minnesota. John greatly enjoyed being with family doing things on the farm and going hunting and fishing. He could work on anything and ended up fixing a lot of things. He loved horses and animals and especially his wolf, Bubba.

Survivors include; his wife, Nancy Roehler of rural Dunnell, Minnesota; sister, Valerie Canada and her husband, Milton, of Seminole, Texas; brother, R. Scott Roehler and his wife, Marcia, of Estherville, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Irene Umbreit of Dunnell, Minnesota; brothers-in-law, Fay Umbreit of Dunnell-Spirit Lake, Iowa and Curt Umbreit and Yvonne of Trimont; sister-in-law, Carol Swanson of Northrop, Minnesota and other relatives and friends.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Phyllis Roehler; father-in-law, Edward Umbreit and other relatives.


Born: April 12, 1958
Death: June 16, 2011