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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Donald “Herb” Roehl (1932-1981)

Educator, coach.

Born at Moosehorn on 25 December 1932, son of Albert H. Roehl (1897-1957) and Eva Emily Grahn (1906-2005), he earned BA (1965) and BEd (1968) degrees from the University of Manitoba. His 25-year teaching career included service at several rural Manitoba schools, including Oak Point School (1957), Vermette School (1958-1963), Ebb and Flow School (1972), and Ste. Rose du Lac School (1974). On 3 September 1960, he married Palma “Pal” Eide (c1943-2016) at Winnipeg and the couple had two children. They moved to Erickson in 1974 where he continued to teach school. A member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, he also coached sports and worked as an on-field official. He died at the Brandon General Hospital on 31 July 1981 and was buried in the Bethel Cemetery.


Canadian voter lists, Ancestry.

“U of M to grant degrees, diplomas May 26-27,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 May 1966, page 26.

“U of M fall convocation to present 895 awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 October 1968, page 38.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1981, page 48.

Obituary [Ernest Wilfred “Ernie” Roehl], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1999, page C13.

Obituary [Eva Emily Roehl], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 November 2005, page 40.

Obituary [Palma Roehl], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 2016, page A30.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 March 2017

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