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Shirley Mae Walters
Shirley M. Walters, 87, passed away November 9, 2016 at the Luther Home in Marinette where she was a resident. Born July 15, 1929 daughter of the late Howard F. and Alma (Feske) Harper, she graduated from Peshtigo High School in May 1947. October 29, 1949 she married Robert A. Walters at Zion Lutheran Church and the couple celebrated 27 years of marriage before Bob passed away on February 20, 1976. In 1977 Shirley went to work at Scott Paper at the age of 48 and retired from there September 1, 1992 at age 63. She was an avid Packer fan, bingo player, and loved a good game of cards.
Shirley is survived by, 2 daughters, Faye (Barry) Godshaw of Brown Deer and Tamy (fiancé Mark) Walters of Clarksville, TN; 5 sons, Steven (Kim), Bradley, Jamie, Daniel all of Peshtigo and Randy (Sue) of Green Bay; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents and her husband, Bob, Shirley was preceded in death by, 3 sisters, Cecil Anderson, Fern Race, Naomi Archambault; 4 brothers, Al, Glen, Robert and Howard.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until time of services at 4:00 pm with Pastor Kevin Dembinski officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.
A special thank you to the Luther Home staff for their kindness and compassion shown to Shirley.
Vernon Edward Rohde
Vernon Edward Rohde, 87, passed away November 7, 2016 at Rennes Health Center-West after a tough fought battle with cancer. Born January 8, 1929 in Grover, WI at the home of his parents, Edward W. & Elsie C. (Heim) Rohde, he was baptized at St. John’s Luther Church in Grover. Vern attended Behnke, one room school, until 8th grade when he graduated and went to help on the family farm. May 6, 1950 he married the former Elaine C. Menor at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marinette and they enjoyed 53 years together until her passing on May 3, 2003. Vern served in the Army as a cook during the Korean War February 1952 – January 1954. He worked at Badger Paper Mills for 40 years, served as a board member of Badger Credit Union for 50 years and Peshtigo School Board for over 30 years. Vern was also a member of Marinette Knights of Columbus, Peshtigo VFW and American Legion Post #32. His hobbies included, camping, bowling until he was 82, Sunday rides and coffee with the guys at the Coral. He was a Packer fan and could always be found on the sidelines watching his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in whatever they were involved in.
Vernon is survived by his children, James (Jacquelyn) Rohde, Mary Jo (Mike) Seidl, and Steve (Desiree) Rohde; grandchildren, Christopher (Amanda), Nick (Brooke) Ryan, and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Katie, Jacob, Joseiha, Malachi, Abel, Elizabeth; a great-great-granddaughter on the way; and his loyal companion, Damon
Along with his parents and his wife, Elaine, he was preceded in death by, his paternal grandparents, Ferdinand and Augusta (Boettcher) Rohde and Herman and Anna (Berth) Hein.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 11th at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until time of services at 7:00 pm with Rev. Father Jesus Bascuna Berdol officiating. Burial with military honors will be held Saturday, 10:00 am at Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.
Vernon’s family would like to thank Doctor Halaweh and his staff, especially nurse Kate, and Rennes Health Center West for the compassionate care shown to Vern.