Robert Rohrssen

Robert Rohrssen

With a heavy heart, the family of Robert Rohrssen, share with you his passing Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, due to complications of COVID-19. He lived every minute of his 89-year life to the fullest; so much so, he lived the life of two men. He worked and played hard. Not ever putting off tomorrow, what could be done today. He was an avid outdoors-man and loved people and their company. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anita; children, Joyce Rohrssen-Waeltz, Robert (Wanda) Rohrssen, Rebecca (David) Mills, Regina (Roger) Olson, Ruth (Paul) Bentley, Roberta (Joshua) Christensen; brother, Emil (Sue) Rohrssen Jr.; and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Carol Rohrssen; his sisters, Joyce and Louise; and grandchildren, Rachel and AJ.

Due to the pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, and safety for all, we will forgo a traditional service. We will honor his memory during a safer time at a later date.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services - Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit

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Published by The Chippewa Herald on Oct. 30, 2020.
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Condolences to Anita and family. Bob was one of a kind, we used to call him the world's oldest teenager. Always active and willing to help anyone. My memories of fishing trips to Mille Lacs with Bob are some of the best memories I have. A great cook, great sportsman and good friend, I'll miss him.
Mike Burke
November 1, 2020
Anita and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Lynn Kaska
October 31, 2020
Uncle Bob will miss you dearly. You did so much here on earth. Your stories will live on way beyond you passing—you are Legendary.
Takashi Yoshino
October 31, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Hugs to your family.
Bea Boiteau
October 30, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends.
David and Helen Peterson
October 30, 2020
Anita and family, so sorry to read of Bob's passing. His obit was so accurate. He lived life to the fullest! I don't remember him ever angry, always had a smile on his face! Keep the memories close to your heart.
Marcy Ruff
October 30, 2020