Clarence Rohde, 93, of Halliday, N.D. died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen. Services were held at 10 a.m. MST on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Halliday with Pastor Dorothy Williams officiating. Burial followed at the Halliday Cemetery.
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 24 at Barbot Funeral Home in Beulah.
Clarence was born on April 4, 1923 on the family farm near Halliday to William and Rosa (Berndt) Rohde. He attended country school in the Eagle Nest district. Clarence started farming in 1946 near the family farm. On Oct. 21, 1955 he married Ida Beck and continued to farm until he retired in 1994 and moved to Halliday.
Clarence was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where he served on the church council for many years. He was also a member of the Halliday Civic Club and the Dodge Community Club. Clarence loved farming and ranching, was an avid reader and a remarkable pinochle player. He also enjoyed hunting and going to dances with Ida.
Clarence is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ida of Halliday; two daughters, Carolyn (Roger) Garlock of Arrey, N.M. and Lorraine Reiswig of Fargo, N.D.; one son, Eldon (Sandy) Rohde of Halliday; six grandchildren, Melissa (Gary) McDaniel, Boca Raton, Fla., Elizabeth Rohde of Bismarck, Luke, Riley and Tanner Rohde of Halliday, Carl Rohde of Dickinson; one great-granddaughter, Courtney Paulson of Leeds, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Doug Reiswig; three sisters, Alma (Albert) Twogood, Lydia (Peter) Madson and Lula Rohde; and seven brothers, Louie (Violet), William, Albert (Florence), John, Alvin (Edna and Annie), Harley and Edwin.
Arrangements were conducted by Barbot Funeral Home in Beulah and Hazen.