Lavina Rohach, 86, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Reinbeck while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Funeral services were held 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Rev. Joel Love officiating. Burial will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck, Iowa at a later date. Visitation was held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to the family to be distributed to community charities. To view the complete obituary or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Lavina Alene was born September 10, 1926, in rural Tama County, the daughter of Grover and Emma (Wiebensohn) Volkens. Lavina grew up in rural Tama County and attended country school through the 8th grade. She then attended school in Reinbeck, graduating from Reinbeck High School. Upon graduation she worked as a secretary in Waterloo, Iowa, Long Beach, Calif. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On February 14, 1949, Lavina was united in marriage to Charles Rohach at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marshalltown, Iowa. After marriage they lived, worked and raised a family on a farm near Lincoln until 2008. Then moved to Westview Estates where she resided until 5 weeks preceding her death at Parkview Manor. She was member United Church of Christ and Oakleaf County Club for many years.
Lavina enjoyed polka music, dancing, playing cards, sewing, traveling, gardening and playing golf. Most of all her family was a priority in her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Regina Lisk and her husband James of Charlotte, N.C.; her son, Randy Rohach of Reinbeck; grandchildren, Jason Lisk of Boone, N.C., Charlie (Randi) Lisk of Wentzville, Mo., Devin Rohach of Gladbrook; step grandson Zach Kidd of Cedar Falls; great grandson Brayden Lisk; two brothers, Richard Volkens and Virgil Volkens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles on July 5, 2008.