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Rolf W. Goerlich

February 23, 1944 - October 17, 2016

Burial Date October 21, 2016

Funeral Home Pawlak Funeral Home

Cemetery Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Resurrection Cemetery

Service starts at 11:00 am
Visitation: Thursday, October 20, 2016; 3 – 8:00 pm

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Rolf  W. Goerlich, 72, of Temperance, MI, died Monday, October 17, 2016, at Ebeid Hospice Residence.  Born February 23, 1944, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, he was the son of Walter and Gertrude (Froelich) Goerlich. He was 1962 graduate of Bedford High School and was employed by Arcadis Engineering (formerly Finkbeiner, Pettis & Strout) for 28 years, retiring in 2011.  He also owned and operated Goerlich Land Surveyors. He married Denise (Whitenburg) Bair on December 30, 2005.  Rolf enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

He is survived by his loving wife, Denise; children, Liesa Eichner, Lora (Mike) Copeland and Chris (Jessica) Goerlich; step-son, Eric (Becky) Bair; sister, Verena (Denny) Frisch; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-son, Michael Bair.

Visitation will be from 3-8 pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI, where funeral services will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Resurrection Cemetery.