Virgil L.Rohlff


Virgil L.Rohlff, 88, of Norfolk, formerly of Winside, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 at the Norfolk Veterans Home.

Graveside services with military rites will be held Thursday, Aug. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery in Winside. The Rev. Terry Buol will officiate. Those attending are asked to please bring lawn chairs. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside.

Memorials may be directed to Virgil's family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Virgil LeRoy Rohlff was born May 16, 1932 on a farm northwest of Winside to John and Lena (Weise) Rohlff. He attended rural Wayne County Schools and graduated from Wayne High School. He entered the United States Army on Aug. 21, 1951 and served in Korea and was discharged on Aug. 4, 1953. Virgil married Emogene (Gene) Christiansen on Aug. 15, 1954 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bennington. Virgil Attended UNO, graduated from the Police Academy and began his 30-year career in law enforcement (1955 to 1985) with the Omaha Police Force. Upon retirement, Virgil worked security for Central High School (Omaha Public Schools). Virgil and Gene retired to Winside in 1992, where he was active in the American Legion Post #252. They became members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Winside. Virgil and Gene loved to spend time with family and friends, traveling, playing cards, and watching their grandsons, Trent and Taylor grow up.

Survivors include his daughter, Lori (Keith) Suehl of Hoskins; grandsons and their families, Trent and Jordan Suehl (Maysen, Oakley, Coy) and Taylor and Katie Suehl (Laney); brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Karen Ladehoff of Arlington; nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Gene in 2004; sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlene (Paul) Zoffka and Evelyn (Herbert) Jaeger.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Jaeger, David Jaeger, Douglas Jaeger, Dirk Jaeger, Fred Kraus, David Quinn and Cory Ladehoff.