Bob Rohrman died peacefully Tuesday night surrounded by family, according to someone close to the family. Known for his car dealerships and his zany commercials, Bob was born in Lafayette and a graduate of Lafayette Jeff.
He started selling cars in the late 1950s and opened his own used car lot in the 1960s. Bob was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash in 2019, according to a statement posted online on September. 2, 2020 by WLFI
Cause of Death.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Jon Lawson wrote
I went to Purdue, West Lafayette, and would hear his commercials all the time. They got to be very annoying, but very sorry to hear he has passed.
Dawn Lewis wrote
My prayers for his family and all who loved him. May he Rest in Peace .
Janet Dunn wrote
Thats sad….he had the goofiest commercials. Sometimes he’d just be laughing. Prayers to his family.
Melanie Lux wrote
He was so generous to the Lafayette and Purdue communities. Godspeed Mr. Rohrman. You were one of a kind.
Jim Muehlschlegel wrote
Having grown up in the same era and suburbs you did I remember them all. I think you’re correct. He’s the last. All very memorable commercials
Russell Graham wrote
I grew up watching commercials, he will be missed prayers to his family
Patrick McMeen wrote
I’m devastated. Been wanting to buy a car from him for years
Rob Hawbaker wrote
Some classic names in there. “Rockabye my baby”.
Makes me take a detour in thought to the Empire Carpet commercials too.
Dean Olsen wrote
My wife and I bought our first car together, a new Honda Accord hatchback, in the mid-1980s from the Rohrman dealership in Lafayette, Ind., where we both worked at the Journal and Courier. Rohrman was a Lafayette native.
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