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Obituary: Patrick “P J” Rohe

September 5, 1981 – June 4, 2022

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Patrick "P J" RohePower Ranger Patrick “PJ” Rohe passed away at home in his sleep on June 4, 2022, at the age of 40.

Although he was born in Crestwood, Illinois, he called St. John, Indiana home for decades, where he lived with his mother and father. PJ found happiness in everyday life: cheering on his favorite teams, particularly the Chicago Cubs; debating who made the best burgers; drinking soda pop; and reciting lines from his favorite movies.

PJ was particularly fond of warning his friends and relatives that they’d “shoot their eye out, kid” or that they “were NOT the father.” Additionally, every morning he’d place an order for steel with Pete Rush that somehow failed to get delivered.

Heaven will be a better place with PJ overseeing its cornhole tournaments, debating the top NASCAR drivers alongside Dale Earnhardt, his own favorite, and booing the Green Bay “Slackers” and New York “Damn” Yankees.

PJ’s sunniness will be greatly missed by all those with whom he came in contact, but particularly the Notre Dame and Indy 500 crews, the Dairy Queen team, his many aunts, uncles and cousins and, most especially, by his parents Dennis and Mary Rohe; his two brothers Sean (Marie Manning) Rohe and Glenn (Tricia) Rohe, his niece Alyssa and two nephews Bryce and Mason.

Visitation, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. with a vigil service to be held at 6:00 p.m. Prayer service, Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home leaving for a 10:30 funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 Joliet Street, Dyer, IN. Memorial contributions may be given to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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