Donald C. Rohde

Jun. 03, 2013 @ 11:35 PM

Donald C. Rohde, 79, of Hoffman Estates, passed away at home on Thursday, May 30, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born on July 11, 1933 in Oak Park, IL the son of Charles A. & Dorothy M. (Russell) Rohde.

Don and Carolyn lived in the Chicago area prior to their retirement when they became part of the Cobbly Nob Community in Gatlinburg, TN for the past 23 years. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gatlinburg. Don owned and operated A.C. SKON in Chicago prior to his retirement.

Survivors include his loving wife Carolyn (nee Dresback) to whom he married on June 24, 1956 in Clinton, IL. Son Alan (Elizabeth) Rohde of Elgin; Daughter Anne (Michael) Griffin of Berlin, WI. Grandchildren Kyle (Aileen) Rohde, Brian (Laura Suprenant) Rohde, Ashley Dell Aquila, Sara (Jordan) Bowers, Michael (Jennifer Shimer) Griffin Jr., Aaron (Cynthia) Griffin, Sean Griffin. Great grandsons Charles Kyle Rohde and Hazen Michael Griffin. Brothers Robert A. (Karen) Rohde, Earl (Margaret) Rohde. Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. Burial will follow in Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, IL. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 PM in the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Our Savior Lutheran Church Foundation, PO Box 511, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 For information 847-741-8800 or visit