Obituary: Edward A. Roder

Nov. 9, 1937 – April 1, 2019 

Edward A. Roder, 81, of Sturgeon Bay at his home.

He is survived by his children, Barbara (Richard) Smith, Appleton, Will (Carol Anne) Roder, Sturgeon Bay; granddaughters, Kimberly (Nickolas Verrier) Smith, Appleton, Kayla Smith, Waukesha; great-granddaughter, Cecilia Verrier; and siblings, Ben (Barbara) Roder, Grace (Charles) Fuller, Daniel (Linda) Roder. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Ethel (Kasten) Roder, and a sister, Jane (Leonard) Koskubar.

Edward took a short course at Madison after graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1955. He worked for Bay Shipbuilding for many years as a marine electrician. A great joy was his 15-plus years after retirement, enjoying life as a “winter Texan” in Brownsville and towing his vintage Avion travel trailer behind his maroon pickup 1,700 miles back and forth.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 6, 12-1 pm, at Forbes Funeral Home, 319 W. Spruce Street in Sturgeon Bay. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 pm by the Rev. David Leistra, followed by a light lunch. Inurnment will be at Bayside Cemetery. Online condolences can be offered at

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