Maurice ‘Matt’ Rohde

April 10, 1922 - Feb. 23, 2012

Maurice "Matt" Rohde of Waukesha passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at the age of 89. Maurice was born in Wauwatosa on April 10, 1922, the son of Morris and Constance Rohde.

He married Dorothy A. (nee Robinson) on Aug. 8, 1970. Maurice proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. Maurice and Dorothy lived for many years in Arizona, where he loved to spend time on the golf course.

Maurice will be dearly missed by his wife, Dorothy; his children, Michael Edwards of Port Washington and Jackie (Bill) Spellman of Waukesha; his grandchildren, Lisa (Ken) Damberger, Colleen DiStefano, Jason Edwards, Bobbie (Cory) Rogers, Patrick (Kristy) Spellman, Jennie (Paul) Ducat, Michael (Teresa) Spellman and Amy (Luis) Rios; and his great-grandchildren, Nicolle, Brittney, Leah, Olivia, CJ, Reagan, Jackson and Faith. He is further survived by his daughter, Diana, and her children, John and Joe of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and many other family and friends.

Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Constance; and his son, David Edwards.

A memorial visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with a military honors ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials in Maurice’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice or to Seasons Hospice, 4650 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53212.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.