Gustav Steven (Guss) Rohnke, age 58, resident of Fort Scott, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was born September 26, 1959 in Fort Scott, the son of Gustav Adolf Rohnke and Thelma Marie Ruby Rohnke. Guss was a 1978 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He worked for Boone and Dauben Restaurant while going to school. Guss worked waterproofing construction and masonry work most of his adult life. He excelled as a bricklayer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching the Kansas City Chiefs football and the Royals baseball. In his youth he enjoyed dirt bike racing and also bull riding. Guss was a long standing member of the Bricklayers Union #15 and the Masonry Union.
Survivors include a brother, Steve Riley and wife Sue, Fort Scott; sister, Tina Marie Land and husband Darrell of Leavenworth, Kansas. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, J. D. Hess of Hume, Missouri, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nancy Hess.
Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct graveside services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. Saturday until leaving for the cemetery at the chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.