Laura Rohde Obituary

Laura Ileen Rohde
Laura Ileen Rohde

May 7, 1944 - October 25, 2017
Born in Valley City, North Dakota
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Laura Ileen Rohde passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Oct. 25, 2017 at the age of 73. She was a loving wife of 51 years; devoted mother, grandmother, and sister; and friend to all. She is treasured and will be missed beyond measure.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Nov. 4, 2017 at the Anchorage Lutheran Church, 1420 N. St., with Pastor Tony officiating. The service will be followed by a celebration of life at 6:00 pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 2020 E. Dowling Rd. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 4207. Arrangements made by the Cremation Society of Alaska (
Laura was born on May 7, 1944 in Valley City, ND to Harold and Lisbet Lockwood. She was soon joined by her sister, Elaine, and then her brother, Harold. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Valley City State Teachers College/University of North Dakota, she moved to Anchorage and became an elementary school teacher and librarian with a Master’s equivalency in library science. She was an insatiable reader, dedicated to spreading the joy of literature to others.
Laura was an adventurer, philanthropist, and overall troublemaker who loved to knit, fish, garden, travel, and play cribbage. She was quick to offer support and bring laughter and joy to others. As an active member and Past Madam President of the state and local aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Laura championed many charities, with distinct sponsorship for Jimmie Durante-Kids Kitchen.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother. She is survived by her husband, Vern Rohde; sister, Elaine Manstrom; brother, Harold Lockwood; three children, Tracy, Troy, and Tara; and five grandchildren, Danielle, Arianna, Aleah, Annika, and Benjamin.




Memorial Service
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Saturday, November 4, 2017
3:00 PM
Celebration of Life
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4207
2020 E Dowling Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Saturday, November 4, 2017
6:00 PM