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Rohloff, Arnold

Arnold W. Rohloff went home on December 9, 2017.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandra (David) Vandenberg; son, Michael (Mary) Rohloff; grandchildren, Jamie (Phillip) Pospyhalla and Ryan Rohloff.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Mountain of the Lord Ev. Lutheran Church, 5506 Bittersweet Road, Wausau. Rev. Andrew Buschkopf will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services at the church.
Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Don’t Wait Too Long by Arnold Rohloff

Life is so short and days are so few
You’ve so many things that you want to do
You think you will have time some other day
As you slowly idle the hours away.
Don’t wait too long for that dream you plan
Live it today while you know you can
Life never rewards you an hour to spare
God gave that mind and heart to share

For life’s tomorrow please don’t wait
So many dreams come true too late
All because someone just like you
Forgot that today is the time you do
Don’t look for more than God chose to give
Thrill at the chance that you have to live
Time passes on a fleeting wing
You lose while you’re waiting for everything

How can we know how long is our stay
Maybe our lifetime will end today
Or someone we love will quickly go
And die knowing we loved them so
Life is just hours, not days or years
So fill with gladness not with tears
Do what you’re dreaming – you won’t go wrong
Love, live, and enjoy, but don’t wait too long.

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  1. JoAnn Heinz

    12/12/2017 at 10:14 am

    Orv and I extend our deepest sympathy. Sorry we were unable to attend the service because of another commitment. Arnie is in a better place now with his beloved Shirley. We always had so much fun with them.

  2. Barbara (Freuen) Bartz

    12/12/2017 at 10:14 am

    Arnie and I are cousins, but haven’t seen each other since the 1970s. I remember when his mom, my Aunt Gertie, lived on East Wausau Avenue in Wausau. My condolences to the family.

    Barb (Freuen) Bartz

  3. Angie Wanta Degner

    12/12/2017 at 10:14 am

    My deepest sympathy Mike to you and your family. Your dad was truly a great person.

  4. wally, Carmel Lewitzke

    12/12/2017 at 10:14 am

    Goodbye to our good friend, Arnie We have such fond memories.Love the poem, it is so your Dad. So sorry we can not be at your service as we are out in Arizona. Our love and prayers to Sandy , Mike and families . Wally and Carmel

  5. Richard Detert

    12/12/2017 at 10:14 am

    Mike, my condolences for your loss to you and your family. I have many good memories of your dad when we worked at Wausau Metals. We really had some good times, lots of laughs and camaraderie and we all worked hard….ah the good old days….that’s what I remember of your dad. God bless.

  6. Norman/ Carol Dux

    12/12/2017 at 10:14 am

    I know that my redeemer lives. Whqt comfort this sweet sentence gives.
    Our deepest sympathies to family.

    Norman/Carol Dux