Ohde III, 71
Frederick Ohde III of Thiensville passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013,
following a lengthy battle with COPD and emphysema, at the age of 71
Bill was born on March 3, 1942, in Manitowoc, the son of William
Frederick Ohde Jr. and Madeline Grace (nee Trastek) Ohde. He was the
grandson of William Frederick Ohde Sr., who was the founder and owner of
the Manitowoc Herald Times.
Bill graduated from Lincoln Senior High School in 1960, and attended one
year of college at Lawrence University. Bill then decided to pursue his
love for the arts, and attended Cooper School of Arts in Cleveland,
Ohio, from 1961 until his graduation in June of 1963.
On Jan. 11, 1964, Bill was united in marriage to his high school
sweetheart, Sharon Marie Heise. Their marriage was blessed with three
sons, William IV, Todd and Christopher.
Bill worked as a commercial artist for many years, and was a co-founder
of Designhaus Inc. During his commercial art career, Billís most
recognizable work was the Harley-Davidson red, white and blue number one
logo. Prior to his retirement, Bill worked as a resident supervisor at a
community-based residential facility for the developmentally disabled.
Bill was an avid organic vegetable gardener, specializing in tomatoes.
He was very involved at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church in
Cedarburg. He was a founding member of the church, active in the church
choir, served as cantor and a member of the Arts and Beautification
Most importantly, for the past nine years, Bill assisted Sharon in the
care of their grandchildren, Kyle and Stephannie Ohde, who were the joy
of his life. Bill is survived by his children, William Frederick Ohde IV
(fiancťe Kathleen Larson and her son, James Larson), of Grafton; Todd
Charles (Jill) Ohde, of Mequon; and Christopher John (Beth) Ohde, of
Mequon. He is further survived by his grandchildren (children of
Christopher and Beth), Stephannie Marie and Kyle William Ohde, of
Mequon; by his brother, John Michael Ohde, of Los Angeles; and sister,
Penny A. (Tom) Beerntsen, of Sturgeon Bay; his cherished ex-wife and
best friend, Sharon Ohde Magnusson, of Saukville; nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
A visitation will take place on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 7
p.m. at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church, N65 W6503 Cleveland
St., Cedarburg, followed by a Trisagion prayer service at 7 p.m. The
funeral service will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 10:30
a.m. at the church. Interment will take place at Immanuel Cemetery in
Cedarburg following the funeral service.
Memorials can be made in Billís honor to St. Nicholas Antiochian
Orthodox Church. Please visit
www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the William Frederick Ohde III
video tribute, or to send online condolences.
The family would especially like to thank Dr. Gregory Matthews for his
care and consideration over the years, especially during Billís final
months, along with Horizon Home Care & Hospice for the excellent care
that they provided.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.