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Martha Magdeline Rohde

January 8, 1935 — April 22, 2024

Menasha

Martha "Sis" M. Rohde, 89, passed away at her home in Menasha on April 22, 2024. Sis was born on January 8, 1935 to Michael and Martha (Romnick) Smolinski. 

On June 18, 1955, Martha was married to Howard "Howie" J. Rohde at St. John the Baptist Church in Menasha, WI. She became a dedicated homemaker and found great joy in creating a warm and welcoming home for her family. Martha became an active member of St. Patrick Parish and St. John the Baptist Church. She will be fondly remembered for her passion for Perky's coffee and paczki's. Sis possessed a remarkable talent for baking cookies that always brought smiles to the faces of family and friends. Although her attempts at potato pancakes and venison steaks may not have been as successful, her willingness to try new things was always admired.
 
Over the years, Martha and Howie embarked on countless journeys both nationally and internationally, creating memories that would last a lifetime. A proud descendant of Polish heritage, Martha felt a deep connection to her roots and made a special trip to Poland to explore the land of her ancestors. Her adventurous spirit also led her to Las Vegas, Alaska, New Zealand and the majestic Grand Canyon. Sis and Howie loved visiting casinos and spending time at their family cottage in Waupaca County.

Martha is survived by beloved husband of 68 years, Howard, and her children David (Sandra) Rohde of Waukesha, Mark (Terri) Rohde of Neenah, Scott (Jess) Rohde of Beaver Dam and Jim (Lori) Rohde of Menasha; grandchildren Elizabeth Rohde, Alex Rohde, Rebecca (Chris) Ng, Hannah Rohde, Alicia (Josh) Ray, Daniel (Ariel Hunt) Rohde, Emily (Mike) Engelmann, Anna (Brice) Scholz, Brandon (Diana) Rohde, Tyler Rohde, Nathan (Brianna) Rohde, Aaron (Melissa) Rohde, Matthew (Gaby) Rohde; great-grandchildren Amelia and Sawyer Ray, Molly and Baker Engelmann, Lily Rohde, Liam Rohde, Nevaeh Rohde, Lucas Ng and Baby Scholz on the way. Sis is also survived by her in-laws Jerome Rohde, Jan Rohde, Janet (Don) Jarchow, Marvin Wilson, brother-in-law Tom Bohmke and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Martha is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings: Rose Bohmke, George "Bibbs" (Audrey) Smolinski, Michael (Joan) Smolinski, Frank (Betty) Smolinski, Alvina (Delbert) Ernst, Eugene (Betty Lou) Smolinski, Jenny (Howard) Mielke and Dorothy (Matthew / Jerry) Prestil-Schomisch; her in-laws Jerald Rohde, Grace Rohde, Janice Reinart, Sharon Wilson and grandson Justin Rohde.

A visitation for Martha will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024 from 9:00 AM until time of Funeral Liturgy at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 324 Nicolet Blvd., Menasha, WI. Interment will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Menasha, WI. 

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Visitation

Thursday, May 2, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Patrick Catholic Church

324 Nicolet Blvd, Menasha, WI 54952

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 2, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

St. Patrick Catholic Church

324 Nicolet Blvd, Menasha, WI 54952

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