Donald L. Rohde

November 14, 1944June 24, 2019

Donald Lee Rohde, 74, of Pekin passed away at 9:48 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, Illinois. Donald was born on November 14, 1944, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Herman and Elizabeth (Winkelmann) Rohde. He was preceded in death by both parents and one brother-in-law, William Hertter. Surviving are his beloved high school sweetheart, Judith (Alvey) Rohde of Washington; his daughter, Michelle (James) Hawkins of Pekin; his son, Michael (Angela) Rohde of Marquette Heights; and 10 grandchildren. Donald is also survived by two sisters, Carol Hertter of Charlotte and Margo (Leon) Boline of Normal. He was the Pastor at Open Bible Church in Hopedale, IL, until his retirement. Donald was an Army National Guard veteran. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home. Pastor Randy Hall will officiate. Visitation will be Friday evening, June 28, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodrow Cemetery in South Pekin. Memorials may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. To view Donald’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence, please go to


  • Herman Rohde, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Winklemann Rohde, Mother (deceased)
  • Judith Alvey Rohde, Wife
  • Michelle (James) Hawkins, Daughter
  • Michael (Angela) Rohde, Son
  • ~ Ten ~, Grandchildren
  • Carol Hertter, Sister
  • Margo (Leon) Boline, Sister
  • Donald was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law William Hertter

  • Cameron Rohde
  • Jacob Hawkins
  • Jim Hawkins
  • Lonn Stalter
  • Dee Schilpp
  • Gary Bryan
  • Adam Blumenshine



  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 29, 2019


  • Pallbearers


Donald L. Rohde

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pat straumann

June 28, 2019

Judy and family: Tammy Renee' just notified me about
Don's passing. I want to express my sincere condolences.
I have you and yours in my prayers. Our loss is
certainly Heaven's gain. God bless.
Pat Straumann, Mt. Pulaski, Il.

Gary Crull

June 25, 2019

Jan and I meet pastor Don & Judy while he was pastoring in Hopedale. He equipped us for the work of the ministry. He always spoke the word of faith. He worked with endless energy and loved his family like Christ loves His church.