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Thomas Rochow

Thomas Charles Rochow

Thursday, November 26th, 1942 - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Thomas Charles Rochow, 77, of Allegan, MI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in his own home surrounded by family. Born November 26, 1942 in Bay City, MI, he was the son of the late Robert John and Mildred (Gies) Rochow. Thomas graduated high school in 1961 from St. Mary’s School in Bay City. He went on to study at Western Michigan University where he earned his Bachelor of Education. Thomas married the love of his life, his beloved wife Donna Marie Wallunas, on June 3, 1967 in Kalamazoo who he remained in love with for fifty-three blessed years. He lived in Allegan for fifty years where he was an educator in the Allegan Public School System for thirty years teaching 5th and 6th grades at Dawson Elementary. Thomas retired from teaching in 2000 and pursued his hobby of computers. He worked in several computer stores and helped many in the community keep their computers running. Thomas was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for fifty years where he had developed the first website for the church and maintained it for many years. He was an avid fan of football and was always rooting for the Lions on Sundays.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Donna. He was the proud father of Dorothy (Kevin) Snow, Pete (Chris) Rochow, and Anne (Carl) Neuenfeldt; and very special grandpa to Ryan Snow, Jake Snow, and Abe Ritz. Also left to cherish his memory are his sister, Barb (Paul) Anderson; sisters-in-law, Mary Rochow and Aggie Wallunas; and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Rochow.

The family will receive friends at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. A memorial mass will take place at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007; or Blessed Sacrament Good Samaritans’ Food Pantry, 110 North Cedar Street, Allegan, MI 49010. Gorden Funeral Residence is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel
    Address
    528 Trowbridge Street
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007; or Blessed Sacrament Good Samaritans’ Food Pantry, 110 North Cedar Street, Allegan, MI 49010.
  • Rosary Service

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 7:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel
    Address
    528 Trowbridge Street
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Mass

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
    Address
    110 N. Cedar Street
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007; or Blessed Sacrament Good Samaritans’ Food Pantry, 110 North Cedar Street, Allegan, MI 49010.
    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran
  • Interment

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 |
    When
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
    Location
    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Western Avenue / M40 North / M89
    Allegan, Michigan 49010
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Immediately following the memorial mass.

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Nancy Kornoelje Leitsinger

Posted at 03:10pm
I worked with Tom at Dawson Elementary for twelve years. Tom was a great colleague, and the students loved him. He was great to work with. He was funny, kind, very considerate, and a great friend! He will be missed!
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Nancy Kornoelje Leitsinger

Posted at 02:07pm
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Joanne Krcatovich

Posted at 10:03am
Tom had a great passion for teaching children and making it fun class time. He was warm and great sense of humor. He will be missed by many.
God Bless🙏
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Sandy Glagola

Posted at 04:25pm
Uncle Tom was very special! I fondly remember when I was little , he and I tossing marshmallows into each others mouths and seeing who could catch the most! He also was a big help in quizzing me on my multiplication facts until I got them right! He was always a lot of fun to be around and will be truly missed. He's another Angel watching over us. We love you Aunt Donna, Dottie and Pete. xoxo Sandy and Jim
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