Oct. 29, 1931-Nov. 20, 2012
Robert “Bob” Rode, 81, of Elida, died at 2:46 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.
He was born Oct. 29, 1931, in Delphos to George and Martha (Honigford) Rode, who preceded him in death.
In 1951, he married Betty Dannhausen, who died on Aug. 23, 2011.
Survivors include a son, Steven (Carol) Rode of Fort Jennings; three daughters, Debra (Rufino) Gomez of Romana, Calif., Vicki (Ted) Music of Lima and Sandra (John) Gerstner of Xenia; a son-in-law, John Letzelter; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Rode; a daughter, Jenni Letzelter; a brother, James Rode; and a sister, Betty Wickstandt.
Mr. Rode retired from John P. Timmerman as an accountant. Prior to that, he worked for Sheller Glove for 30 years. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
Private services will be held at a later date.
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