ROHLINGER, Joseph R. February 26, 1925 - February 15, 2009 Joseph Rohlinger was born in Omaha, Nebraska and attended high school at Father Flanagan's Boys Town. From there he served in WW II in the U.S. Marine Corps and saw action on Iwo Jima where he received the Purple Heart. He then went to Loyola University in Los Angeles receiving his Finance degree . After graduation, Joe worked at Hughes Aircraft Company for 38 years. His favorite times were those spent with his family and attending sports events, especially football games. He was an avid reader and enjoyed discussing world events. Joe is survived by his wife, Jean, of 56 years, his four children, Nancy (Larry) Davis, Patricia Rohlinger, Karen (Jeff) McHenry, and George (Linda) Rohlinger and six grandchildren, Spenser, Eric, Kathryn, Nicole, Claire, and Kyle. Visitation (5-9pm) and Rosary (7pm) on Friday the 20th at Rice Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 21st, 10:00 am. at St Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach. Donations can be made to Boys Town, Omaha, Nebraska.

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  1. Trisha, My prayers and sympathy go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Leeann Hvizd

  2. Joe was an ardent supporter of mine for 30 years. He was on my side of many issues and I will always remember him as a dedicated employee and confidant when trouble arose. I know he was instrumental in furthering my career. He will be missed.

  3. Dear Rohlinger Family: I am so deeply saddened to hear the news about Joe. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and may the peace and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ enfold you all during this difficult time. I am so very sorry. Please take care, Beverly Wasdo

  4. Dear Jean and family, Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss. Joe is in heaven now. He was a good, wonderful husband, father and citizen. We are so proud of his service, especially in IWO JIMA, where he surely helped to assure our freedom. Jean, you took such excellent care of him. God bless you both. Eric and Dotty Diller

  5. To The Rohlinger Family: My deepest condolances to you, I worked at Hughes Aircraft many years ago in the Corporate Office. Joe was a wonderful man which helped make Hughes Aircraft the great company it was. He will be missed. All the best to you and the family.

  6. Dear Rohlinger Family, Joe was my hero. Being a Marine myself, I looked up to him as most younger Marines look up to Iwo Jima veterans. From humble beginnings, Joe set an example for many to follow. May God bless you all during this stressful time.

  7. Dear Jean and Family Our deepest sympathy on Joe€™s passing. He was such a sweet man and will be missed by all who knew him. We have worked with you and Joe for almost 30 years and we miss him. Let us know if we can help in any way during this difficult time. Sandy Kardos & Charles Brink

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