Vernon V. Rohde, 88, of Ozark, Missouri and formerly of Miller, Nebraska

Vernon V. Rohde, 88, of Ozark, Missouri and formerly of Miller, NE died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Miller Community Building in Miller, NE. Pastor Marty Robbins will officiate. Interment will be at the Armada Cemetery in Miller, NE with military rites provided by the Miller American Legion Post #351 and the Nebraska National Guard Military Honors Team. Visitation will be held at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney Friday August 2, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A message of condolence may be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.

He was born Vernon Victor Rohde on March 11, 1925 in Mason City, NE to Frank and Bertha (Bramer) Rohde. Vernon was the second of three children. He came of age during the Great Depression. After graduating from Ansley High School in 1945, Vernon served in the United States Army from January 10, 1946 through February 5, 1947.

On October 12, 1947 Vernon married Joyann Robbins of Miller, Nebraska, to this union were born three children, Tom, Vick and Kim and one adopted child, Holly. Vernon and Joy raised their family on the farm north of Miller, NE, until 1981. Vernon and Joy then moved to Camdenton, MO, where they owned and operated a motel/resort. In 2001 Vernon and Joy moved to their current residence in Ozark, Missouri.

Vernon always worked hard, but he played hard too. He was never one to sit still. His forms of entertainment always involved something with a wing, a wheel and an engine. He always found a way to make a family event out of his love for these activities.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bertha Rohde of Ansley, NE; sister, Almeta Robbins of Ozark, MO, a son Victor Rohde of Ozark, MO.

Surviving relatives include his wife Joyann Rohde of Ozark, MO, three children; Tom Rohde and wife Lauri of Springfield, MO, Kim Rohde of Ozark, MO and Holly Rohde of Kansas City, KS; sister, Berneta Casteel of Valentine, NE. Vernon has four grandchildren; Heathor and husband Kenton Uthe of Camdenton, MO, Shelby and husband David Thomas of New Bloomfield, MO, Pryce Rohde of Ozark, MO, and Evan Rohde of Ozark, MO. Vernon's great grandchildren are; Kelly, Emma and Kasen Uthe of Camdenton, MO., and Peityn, Emory and Roen Thomas of New Bloomfield, MO.

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