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Colonel (Ret) Manfred H. RORIG

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Colonel (Ret) Manfred H. RORIG Obituary
age 74, of Hudson, Wisconsin Passed away December 20, 2013 at the Christian Community Home, after a brave fight against pancreatic cancer. He was born to Robert and Emma Rorig on 8/22/1939, in Chicago, IL. He earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. Manny served as an Army Officer and Department of the Army civilian. He served in Viet Nam from 1966-67 as a Logistics Officer where he was awarded the Bronze Star, and retired as a Colonel in 1996. During his civilian career, Manny was Budget Analyst for the 88th Regional Readiness Command at Fort Snelling and retired in 1999. On 7/20/63, he was married Opal C. Anderson in Superior, WI. They raised their family in River Falls, WI and moved to Hudson in 2002. Manny is survived by his son Lieutenant Colonel Dean Rorig (Antje Jacobson) of Westmont, IL; grandson, Gabriel Rorig; Nieces Elizabeth Marxen and Miriam Low. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to King of Kings Lutheran Church, the USO, and the Willow River OWLs. SRV: 10am on 12/23/13 at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury, MN. Burial with full military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Superior, WI. VIS: 1hr prior to srv at church, as well as from 4-630pm on 12/22 at Hudson Chapel 715.386.3725


Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 22, 2013
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