Norman James Rohn (Jim) was
welcomed home by his dear Lord and Savior on January 5th, 2015. He was
born on April 4th, 1926 in Alsen, North Dakota to George and Susan Rohn.
Jim will be deeply missed by his daughters Marianne Dakota (Bruce), Polly
Jorgenson (Dallas), and Jean Rohn (Kelly). His grandchildren Tonya
Grandbois-Smith, Amber Kerr, and Dallas James Jorgenson. His great
grandchildren Forrest, Liam, Eve, and Ronin. Sisters Dorothy Farley,
Marilyn Graffenberger and his many friends at Touchmark.
Jim was preceded in death by his dear wife Lois, daughter Julie Ann,
sisters Jacklyn and Doris, and parents. Jim began his career in 1946 at
radio station KSJB in Jamestown, North Dakota. He eventually moved to
Fargo where he served as weatherman and host of several live shows.
Probably Jim’s most popular role was that of “Captain Jim”, which
entertained thousands of children in the Red River Valley in the 1950s and
1960s. Jim left Fargo for Alexandria in 1972 and for 18 years he worked as
weatherman at KCMT-TV. In 1990 Jim joined the morning team at KIKV-FM
Radio where he did news and weather. He retired December 2014 and moved to
Fargo. Jim was inducted into the Minnesota
Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1996. Throughout his life, Jim
contributed thousands of hours to charity work and community events.
Jim Rohn has been a role model and inspiration to many and will be
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 10:00
a.m. at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral home located at 215 7th Street South,
Fargo ND 58103.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Douglas County Library
in Alexandria, MN.