John Rowland Gehring

Oct 24, 1942 - Apr 11, 2013

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I have known John since college and we met again doing the AP readings - he was just a really wonderful man and human being. So sorry that I was unaware of his death until today. We always spoke family when we would meet at the readings - both his and mine. I will always keep John as one of my treasured friends even though we only saw each other occasionally.
I know he is wearing a Spartan shirt!

John was one of the kindest, gentlest people I have ever know. He and his love for Michigan State will be deeply missed.

At the AP reading, we often talked about hunting, fishing, pest control, biology, and family. I looked forward to John coming to Arkansas to crappie fish or hunt elk. He was a great human being and I am saddened by his loss.

We were sorry to hear of John's passing. He was an inspirational teacher as exemplified by the two water quality studies of Crystal Lake done with his students as part of the Benzie Central Aquatic Biology Seminar in 1987 and again in 1989. The latter concluded with the statement, "We again wish to remind the residents of the Crystal Lake watershed to practice and support measures that will minimize their role in the cultural eutrophication of Crystal Lake." John indeed practiced...

Your smile will be missed.

John was a fun brother-in-law & really became a part of our family.

He will be missed, not only by our family, but many in the community.

Sometimes he made us laugh till we cried. So sad he was taken away so soon.

May the memories we all have of times spent with John give us peace.

My heart goes out to my sister Carie and her children as well as John's children and grandchildren.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I want to say thank you to John for contributing to the improvement of biology teaching in Michigan. He will be missed, but his influence will be felt for generations to come.

Our deepest sympathy to the Gehring Families! John contributed much to many in education. This is truly a shock for such a young retiree. May God richly Bless and comfort each family member.

May your family find peace and comfort in knowing how many lives he touched throughout his teaching years. He truly inspired, challenged and entertained his students to make learning enjoyable. I feel fortunate to remember him as my favorite high school teacher.


John's Obituary

John Rowland Gehring, 70, of Beulah, Michigan, passed away April 11, 2013. John was born October 24, 1942 to Marjorie M. (Rowland) and John R. Gehring in Hart, MI. John moved to Benzonia in 1948 when his father became pastor of the First Congregational Church. He graduated from Benzonia High...

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