August 27, 1920 – August 30, 2017
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE
Carl H. “Ky” Rohman
Carl Henry Rohman, 97, of Lincoln, passed away August 30, 2017. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 27, 1920 to Carl Phillip and Beatrice (Dierks) Rohman.
Ky, as he was known, graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He received his undergraduate from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He then enrolled in the law school at the University, his education interrupted by World War II. As a Lieutenant in the U. S. Army, 75th Division, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After his discharge he completed his law degree and entered business with his father at Sanitary Towel and Laundry. Over the years the name changed to Uniservice, the business lasted 91 years before it sold in 2003. Out of his considerable respect for his employees, Ky always gave them credit for the company’s success.
His interest and support of the arts began as a student at Exeter and continued throughout his life. He received the Governors Arts Award, the Mayors Arts Award, Spirit of Museum of Nebraska Art, the 2007 Distinguished NEBRASKAlander’s Award, and 2015 Sheldon Award.
He served as President of the Museum of Nebraska Art Board and on the Advisory Board of the Sheldon Museum of Art.
Supporting music, classical and opera was also important to Ky. He served as Chairman of the Nebraska District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Ky was active in the restoration of the historic village of Brownville, Nebraska in his honor an extension of the Governor Furnas Arboretum will be known as the Rohman Garden.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Lorraine LeMar Rohman. Ky is survived by his wife June, his children Carl (Linda) Rohman, Melanie (John) Waites, Stephen Rohman, Peter (Patti) Rohman, Jane’s children, Mike (Roxanne) Bellamy, Mark (Nancy) Bellamy, Susan (David) Hegmann, Sara Bellamy (Jim Holahan). The grandchildren are Melissa (Kyle) Garrett, Patricia (Evan) Rosenburg, Tommy Waites, Mathew, Michelle, Ky and John Rohman, Andrew (Megan) Alex, Carson, Waylan, Bryn, Gage, Valan Bellamy, Hannah Hegmann, and three great-grandchildren.
There will be a private family service and burial. Ky was a member of the Country Club of Lincoln for 76 years. In his memory there will be a Reception at the Country Club, 3200 South 24th Street from 4-6 on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Memorials in his honor can be given to the Sheldon Museum of Art, the Museum of Nebraska Art at Kearney, Nebraska, and the Brownville Fine Arts Association/Rohman Garden, Brownville, Nebraska.
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