Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Jack Rouhier
Jack M. Rouhier, 92, formerly of Saint Marys, died October 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born October 10, 1928, in Massillon, Ohio, the son of Ernest and Hazel (Steitz) Rouhier. He married Jo Lerch on September 2, 1951, and she survives in Columbus.
He is also survived by his daughters: Randi (Mike) Jones; Nancy (Steve) Mowery; by his grandchildren: Erin Jones; Sean and Elizabeth Jones; Megan Mowery; Kirt Mowery; by his great-grandchildren: Cecily Jones and Matilda Jones.
Jack was a graduate of Washington High School in Massillon. He served in the U.S. Army in post-war Japan, and later served as a Captain in U.S. Air Force Reserves. He earned his BA in 1952 from Ohio Wesleyan University, and his MA from Ball State University in 1960.
Jack spent 32 years in the education field, serving as a 6th grade teacher at the then new West Elementary School in Saint Marys. He later served as the Principal at West Elementary, and also at the then new East Elementary School. He finished his career in education as the Director of Elementary Education for Saint Marys City Schools.
Jack will be remembered for his friendly, kind personality. He liked to travel on family vacations, watch sports, play golf and spend time with his many friends. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Marys, and a member of American Legion Post 323.
Graveside funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Ohio, the Reverend Bill Maki, officiant.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Zion Lutheran Church Roof Fund; Capital City Hospice, 2800 Exchange Drive, Suite 170, Columbus, Ohio; 43231; or Shriners Children Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33607.
Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, is entrusted with Jack's funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent to his family via
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