John Hufstedler Rohlfs

October 27, 1935 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 84)


John Hufstedler Rohlfs, 84

John Hufstedler Rohlfs, of Boaz, AL passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 at his home. 

John was born October 27, 1935 in Ripley County, Missouri to Emil Harm Rohlfs and Phenie Grace (Hufstedler) Rohlfs.  He graduated from Normandy High School in 1953 and the University of Cincinnati in 1958. On October 19, 1957 he married Marjorie Carol Howerton in St. Louis, Missouri. John was employed as an engineer for the Wagner Corporation for 40 years. After retiring, he taught math courses at Snead State Community College for another decade. John was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Boaz and was a beloved friend to so many in the Boaz community. John was known by all for his embodiment of Christian love, wisdom, compassion, and wit. He enjoyed jokes and laughter, solving difficult puzzles, and more than anything else, expressing his immense love for his immediate and extended family.

John was preceded by his parents and one brother, Max Emil Rohlfs. He is survived by his wife and three children, Brian Howerton Rohlfs, Melanie Rohlfs Schmidt, and Elisabeth Rohlfs-Hill; their spouses; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

The service will be private; immediate family only will attend at McRae Funeral Home, Tuesday, October 27. Pastor Aaron Johnson will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at

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