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Robert "Bob" Alfred Rorah

July 6, 1935 — March 9, 2022


     Robert “Bob” Alfred Rorah, the son of Homer and Elsie (Howard) Rorah, was born July 6, 1935 in Spencer, IA.  His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School in 1953.  In 1952, he believed on the Lord Jesus Christ for his salvation.  He was baptized and became a member of First Baptist Church in Spencer.  He continued his education studying music at Northwestern College in Minneapolis, MN. 

     After returning to Spencer, Bob married Lorena Marie Rose on November 28, 1954. He worked at Spencer Foods and later was an insurance agent for American Family and as the top agent for 2 years, was selected to go to the World’s Fair in New York City in 1965.  He later continued his working career at Spencer Municipal Utilities as a meter reader, Light Plant Operator and finally as the operator of the Water Plant until his retirement.  Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing since his early years, enjoyed being the family genealogist, instructor for the Crossroad Bible Institute.  He also enjoyed singing, which was a big part of his life.

     Bob passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at the age of 86.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Judy and Adrea.

    Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lorena of Spencer; his daughters: Jewell Simon of Pennsylvania, Rita (Steve) Mitchell of South Carolina, Renee (Richard) Egesdal of Spencer and Roberta (Brian) Schmidt of Arizona; 13 grandchildren; 36 Great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; several “honorary” grandchildren; two brothers: William (Mary Jane) Rorah and Archie (Mindy) Lachner; two sisters: Linda Cardanini and Carolyn (Chris) Weaver; many nephews; nieces and friends.  

Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the First Baptist Church in Spencer.
Pastor Curtis Batschelet
David Egesdal
Dakota Haack
Cody Klassen
Duane Campbell
Harold Skelton
Bob Becker
Jason Sigears
Sarah Porch
April Watkins
Tony Mitchell
Angela Valle
Stephanie Burrow
Lindsay Whitaker
Melissa Ellis
Lucas Lindstrom
Wesley Lindstrom
Ashley Hagstrom
Public Visitation will begin 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 15th with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"The Holy City"
Piano Solo by Brenda Sassman

"Because He LIves"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
By The Congregation
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa
Privately prior to the funeral services at the church.
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