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Monday, April 30, 2012 1:06 PM

Dec. 18, 1915-April 28, 2012


Louis L. Rode, 96, of Landeck, died Saturday, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 18, 1915, in Landeck, to Sylvester and Leona (Rahrig) Rode, who preceded him in death.

He married Veronica Fuerst, who died in 1999. In 2003, he married Maxine Butler, who survives.

Survivors include sons Daniel (Giovanna) Rode of St. Louis, Mo. and Larry (Olga) Rode of Landeck; daughters Judith Allemeier and Linda (Jack) Gorman of Delphos; stepsons Dave (Jean) Butler of Front Royal, Va. and John Wesley (Sheila) Butler of Mendon; stepdaughters Darlene (Bob) Cramer of Celina and Annette (Tony) Cooper of Overbrook, Kan.; brothers Theodore Rode of Coldwater, Mich. and Sylvester Rode Jr. of Fort Jennings.

10 grandchildren Craig Allemeier, Steve Backus, Brenda Hoersten, Jay Gorman, Joseph, James and Jonathan Rode, Natalie Grothouse, Kristin Spicer and Nicholas Rode; 14 great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Norbert Quentin Rode; three sisters, Sylvia Martin, Zita Martin and Audrey Etgen; and a son, Roger Rode.

Mr. Rode was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck. He was a past member of the Landeck chapter of the Catholic Knights of Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He enjoyed woodworking, especially turning wood on a lathe. He enjoyed fishing. He was a musician who played the saxophone and clarinet.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where the parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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