Walter D. Rohl, 90, of Pillager, died at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at United Methodist Church, Motley.
Walter was born on April 4, 1923 in Rail Prairie, Minn. to Walter and Edna (Burnstihl) Rohl. He graduated from Pillager High School. Walter served in WWII with the Red Bulls Division and was also a member of the Masons and Eastern Star.
He was employed by the State of Minnesota as a wildlife refuge manager, ending his career as the manager of the Carlos Avery Wildlife Refuge.
He was a member of the Methodist Mens Club. He married Velma Arnold on Nov. 28, 1946 and after her passing he married Florence Haffner-Bean. Walter was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and trapping. He loved the outdoors.
Walter is survived by his daughters, Gwentha Lumsden of Pillager, Ellen (Elroy) Noreen of Fort Ripley, Minn., and Laurel (John) Park of Luck, Wis.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; step-daughters, Beverly Bean, Audry Groshong, and Sharon Martin; sister, Lois Nicolos; many step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Velma Arnold Rohl and Florence Haffner Bean Rohl.
Arrangements were entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel, Baxter.