Gene R. Rohde, age 78, of Clintonville, passed away on Sunday, October 10,
2010, at the Wey-auwega Health Care Center. Gene was born on April 14, 1932, in the Township of Little Wolf, Waupaca County, the son of the late Edgar W. and Laura (Ora) Rohde. He attended Little Creek Grade School and graduated from Little Wolf High School, Manawa in 1949. In 1950, Gene enlisted in the Army where he served in Korea as assistant machine gunner, company clerk and then operations sergeant in charge of field training. In 1952, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. After returning to civilian life, Gene was employed as a truck driver for Manawa Creamery and then for the Waupaca County Highway Dept. In late 1956, he became assistant bookkeeper for the Spengler Finance Corporation. On July 18, 1959, Gene married Rose M. Mauel at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Symco. The couple had lived in Clintonville all of their married life. In July of 1960, Gene was hired as patrolman on the Clintonville Police Dept., retiring in 1991 with the rank of Captain. Rose preceded her husband in death on July 7, 2004. Gene was a member of the St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, traveling and gardening. Survivors include: 2 sons: Kevin (Michele) Rohde, Beaver, Dam, Keith (Andrea) Rohde, Appleton. His daughter: Lori Schoneck, Clintonville. His grandchildren: Alyssa & Adam Rohde, Maggie & Molly Rohde and Jena & Emma Schoneck. His brother, Lee Rohde, Las Vegas, NV. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rose, 3 sisters, Dora, Edna & Ada and 3 brothers, Evan, Al & Elmer. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville with the Rev. Daniel Burns officiating. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call from 4 until 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville and after 10:30 A.M. Thursday at the church until the time of the service. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post # 63 and the V.F.W. Post # 664 of Clintonville. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.
God saw dad was tired and a cure was not to be: so He put His arms around him and whispered, “Come with Me”.
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