Paul Rohne, Jr.

June 28, 1933 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 88)


Paul B. Rohne, Jr. passed away on March 6, 2022 at the age of 88.  Paul was born June 28, 1933 on a farm near Cranfills Gap, Bosque County, Texas, to Paul B. (Tom) Rohne and Alma B. Tergerson Rohne, and was the youngest of three children.  He was baptized and confirmed at Saint Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap and graduated from Cranfills Gap High School. He graduated from Clifton College in Clifton, Texas, after which he enlisted in the US Navy. He served in Norman, OK, and Corpus Christi, TX, and achieved the rank of Aviation Sheet Metal Mechanic, 2nd Class (Tin Bender).

After discharge from the service in 1956, he enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin as a Petroleum Engineering student.  During his stay there, he met and married Harriett Anne Stark. They were married for fifty years, and to this union were born three children:  Sue Ethier (Jeff, deceased), Russell (Wanda) and Becky. 

Paul was a highly respected engineer and hydrologist for the US Geological Survey and the International Boundary and Water Commission, working in Texas, Indiana and Arizona.  After retiring, he worked for FEMA as a reservist, responding to national disasters around the country.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Maurine and brother-in-law Perry Suter, and his wife Harriett.  He is survived by his brother Wayne Rohne, his three children, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and special friend Rea Wiruscheske.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 9700 Neenah Ave., Austin, TX. Graveside burial service will be at 2 p.m. at the Old Rock Church, 2680 CR 4145, Cranfills Gap, TX.

Memorials may be given to Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Austin, TX, or Saint Olaf Lutheran Church in Cranfills Gap, TX.

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Funeral Service
March 10, 2022

10:00 AM
Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Neenah Ave, Austin, TX)

Graveside Service
March 10, 2022

2:00 PM
Rock Church Cemetery

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