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Bruce R. Rohde

August 29, 1948 — January 27, 2024

Sheboygan

Bruce R. Rohde, age 75, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Sharon Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, WI, surrounded by family. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and friend, who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 

Bruce was born in Sheboygan on August 29, 1948, to the late Richard and Lois (Augustine) Rohde. He graduated from South High School in 1966 and was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1971.  In 1973 Bruce was united in marriage to Shirley Burkard and together they had three children.  Bruce was a 39-year employee of the Vollrath Company working as an Industrial Electrician, retiring in 2011.

Bruce was best known for his skill in fixing electronics, which he started at an early age. You would always find some type of electrical parts in Bruce’s room, and he remained a tinkerer up until his final days.  Bruce always had a glint in his eye, a witty joke, and a lending hand. He enjoyed gardening, spicy food, good beer, good music, and good friends. Many of his children’s friends referred to him as “Pa” and were treated as part of the family.

Bruce is survived by his two daughters, Sara Rohde (Austin Brill) and Amanda (Thomas) MacDuff; nine grandchildren Isabella Rohde (Caleb Earls), Devin Rohde, Chloe Rohde, Bailey Rodriguez, Angelo Brill, Miranda Rohde, Logan Rodriguez, Alijah Brill, and Emilea MacDuff; four sisters and two brothers, Judith (Dave) Heinzen, Joyce (Talbot) Teboe, David (Pat) Rohde, Michael Rohde, Janice (Steven) Koepsell and Jeanne Braatz (Scott Grunert); daughter-in-law Patricia Rohde, sister-in-law Sue Rohde, ex-wife Shirley Rohde, ex-son-in-law Kevin Rodriguez, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Along with his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Rohde and his brother, Howard Rohde.

A celebration of life service for Bruce will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Ballhorn Chapels,1201 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan, with Reverend Jim Hoppert officiating.  The family will greet visitors from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. 

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at The Lake House Assisted Living and Sharon Richardson Hospice for all the comfort and support given to Bruce. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Bruce’s name. 

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Visitation

Saturday, February 3, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center

1201 N. 8th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center

1201 N. 8th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081

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