Obituary: Kenneth “Ken” William Rohde, age 89

by Jim Dittmann
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Kenneth “Ken” William Rohde, age 89 of Waupun, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Ken was born in Columbia County on May 4, 1929, the son of William and Augusta (Rahn) Rohde. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in Germany. On August 16, 1950, he was united in marriage to Annelore Fuhrer in Germany. He spent much of his life farming, driving semi, and also worked for the town of Trenton.

Ken is survived by his children, Georg (Darlene) Fuhrer of Beaver Dam, Liane Vander Hei of Montello, Marianne (Bill) Hollister of Waupun, Jo Vossekuil of Beaver Dam, and James Rohde of Beaver Dam; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Roland Rohde of Pardeeville, Darwin Rohde of Waupun, and Donald Rohde of Cambria; sister, Leona (Chuck) Schultz of Waupun; and further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Annelore in 2014; infant brother, Emery; sister, Shirley (Donald) Koenig;daughter-in-law, Lori Rohde; sisters-in-law, Florence and Eleanor; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; and other relatives.

Visitation for Ken will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd. in Beaver Dam. Burial will follow the service at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton, with a luncheon back at Cornerstone. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Agnesian Hospice Hope of Fond du Lac for their loving care and support.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at