Laura Lee Rohlfs, 76

Funeral services for Laura Lee Rohlfs, 76, of Gainesville, were held Feb. 25, 2023, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville. Burial was at the Howards Ridge Cemetery.

Laura died Feb. 22, 2023, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born July 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, to Walter John and Leatrice (Cady) Shimkus.

On Oct. 9, 1982, Laura married Steven Rohlfs in  Bloomingdale, Illinois. 

Laura was a selfless person who took pride in her family. She would give her family everything she had even if she didn’t have much. She loved crafting with her friends and playing board games with her grandchildren. Laura and Steve had a special kind of love, one that can’t be described unless seen in person. She was the best person anyone could hope to have in their life, and those who knew her were blessed to have the chance to love her and be loved by her.

She is survived by her husband, Steve, of the home; one daughter, Annette Montes; her grandchildren: Nicole Jackson, Kevin Jackson, Michelle Jackson, Mikaela Szekely, Rachel Kearley and Hannah Hughes; her siblings: Elaine Eaton, Michael Shimkus, Jim Shimkus and wife Colleen and Ruth Kelley and husband Bob; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Leatrice June Shimkus; and one son, Michael Montes Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to Howards Ridge Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.

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