Rita Mae Rohde

Published 12:56 pm Monday, August 21, 2017

Rita Mae Rohde of Advance died on Aug. 16, 2017 in Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home surrounded by her family.

Born in Fond du Lac, Wisc. on April 16, 1937 to George and Grayce Daleiden, she possessed an indomitable spirit that couldn’t be conquered without her consent. After a long, courageous fight that amazed her family, friends and doctors, the time had finally come to be reunited with her late beloved husband, Bill. She left a lasting impression on those she met on her journey. Her undying love, persistent humor, and her inalienable independence will continue to be admired by all who knew her. Time spent at Friday lunch gatherings with her group of friends known as The Splashers brought her great joy. She had a passion for animals, playing games and reading books. Visitors to her home were always greeted with a warm smile and laughter, and her often quirky antics lightened the hearts of those around her. She was a devoted member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Advance.

Survivors: her son, Dan Rohde (Theresa); her daughter, Diane Gilliland (Steve); 4 grandchildren, Josh Rohde, Justin Rohde, Adam Cloer, and Alex Cloer; 2 sisters, Donna Romberg and Carol Ann Hopton (Raymond); and her brother, Dick Daleiden (Jill).

A private graveside service was held in Fond du Lac  on Saturday, Aug. 19.

Condolences: www.salemfh.com.