Obituary: Peter Alan Rohling

July 16, 1945 – Sept. 27, 2018

Peter Alan Rohling, 73, of Copenhagen, Denmark, died at Bispebjerg Hospital. Peter was born in Kenosha, Wis., to Marian and Ingvar Rohling, former superintendent of Sturgeon Bay Schools. Peter graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1963. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts from Northwestern University in 1968. Peter taught English and theatre at University of Jamestown, North Dakota, and was the artistic director of the Chimera Theatre in St. Paul. Greatly influenced by maternal and paternal grandparents who emigrated from Denmark, Peter travelled to Denmark in search of employment in the Danish schools. In the early ’70s, he secured licensure and a position teaching English to high school students at the advanced college preparatory level and took up residence in Copenhagen. Peter served as a professor of English in the Danish schools until his retirement from VanLose in 2010. Peter studied piano with Gustav Abrahamson of Sturgeon Bay and served as organist for several area churches while in high school. A memorial service was held Oct. 7 at St. Alban’s Church, Copenhagen. A private ceremony will be held at the Hope United Church of Christ memorial garden in Sturgeon Bay at a later date.

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