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Rockne J. Gotchy

November 6, 1953 ~ May 3, 2021 (age 67)


Rockne James Gotchy, of Wausau, passed away May 3, 2021, much too young at the age of 68. 

Rockne was born November 6, 1953 in Schofield to the late Phillip and Thelma Gotchy. He graduated from DC Everest High School and worked for a number of local businesses, some of which included Kolbe & Kolbe and Kraft Foods. He put away his work boots and retired from Custom Glass. Rockne was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed sci-fi movies and music. Most of all, Rockne was a family man and will be missed greatly. 

Rockne is survived by his children, Shane (Misty) Frink and Samantha Gotchy; grandchildren, Justyn Frink, Jordyn (Tom) Eldredge, and Lily; one great-grandchild on the way; siblings, Frank Gotchy, Peggy Kloth, Paulette McDonald, and Lori Jahnke; and former wife, Judy Stiel. 

He is preceded in death by Sharon (Sherry) Beilke, Sandra (Sandy) Pauls, and Lynn Westermeyer. 

Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Rockne’s life at a visitation on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 3pm-6pm at Brainard Funeral Home’s Wausau Chapel, 522 Adams Street, Wausau. 

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July 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brainard Funeral Home - Wausau Chapel
522 Adams Street
Wausau, WI 54403

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