Thomas R. Rohan


Thomas Richard Rohan, 90, lifelong Superior resident died peacefully, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Superior Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Superior, January 2, 1932, the son of Thomas P. and Florence (Richards) Rohan.

Tom served his country honorably in the United States Army with the Security Agency from January 1953 to November 1955, during which time he spent twenty-three months in Germany.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Bellinger on January 28, 1961, and they celebrated forty-four years of marriage before her passing in 2005.

Tom was employed by the Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Ry. Company for thirty-eight years.

He was a member of Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church in Superior and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He enjoyed the outdoors and especially enjoyed camping, walking and fishing.

He is survived by his stepsons, Thomas (Ardath) Ludtke, Solon Springs, WI, Lester (Marie) Ludtke, Duluth, MN, and Michael (Gloria) Ludtke, Indio, CA; eleven grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Dorothy “Bee”; stepsons, Thomas and Michael Ludtke; sister, Sally, and his parents.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church, 1111 Belknap Street in Superior, and will continue until the 11:00 AM Memorial Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Fr. Andrew Ricci officiating. Following the service, Military Honors will be accorded by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post #435 Honor Guard.

The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Avenue in Superior is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at

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