Donald Louis Bode
Wednesday, February 1, 1928
Date of Death:
Thursday, August 15, 2019
91 years old
Donald Louis Bode
The Funeral Mass for Donald Louis Bode will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church in Algona, Iowa with Fr. Sunny Dominic officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Algona. There will also be a visitation held in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, MN, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (1119 11 ½ St. SE, Rochester, MN 55904).
Donald “Don” Louis Bode died on August 15, 2019 at Rochester East Health Services, where he resided.
Donald was born on February 1, 1928 in Algona, IA., the son of Louis and Marie (Lamuth) Bode. In 1947 their family moved to Elma, IA, where he enjoyed working on the family farm. Donald was drafted into the Korean War and served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955. On September 28, 1963, he married Inez Flugge in Elma, Iowa. They began their family in Charles City, Iowa, later moving to Rochester to be closer to his parents. He always missed life on the farm. Don worked varies mechanical jobs and retired from Crenlo Inc. of Rochester.
Don is survived by his wife Inez and their children., Brenda of Utica; Darwin of Chatfield; Donna of Rochester; Melissa of Glendale, AZ; Sharlet of Kasson; Douglas of Rochester and Janelle of Rochester; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one sister Joan Marr of New Mexico and a sister-in-law Mary (Galligan) Bode of Rochester.
He is preceded in death by his parents Louis and Marie Bode, an infant son Brian David Bode, two brothers, Bernard and Charles “Bob”, two sisters, Lucile and Kathryn. One sister-in-law Fae (Lashbrook) Bode and two brother–in–laws, Arthur Lindsley and Donald Marr.
Memorials are preferred Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s research.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com
The family of Donald Louis Bode has received the following condolences.
Sending my deepest sympathy to you Inez, & to your family... I still remember babysitting for you when you lived across the road from my home place North of Elma!!! Take Care!!!
We are so sorry to hear that Donnie has passed. Our condolences to Inez and her family. My brother Larry and I spend many summers on the farm to help Donnie with the farm work. He was always good to Larry and I, and often would take us to town to the elevator for feed or other business. He would always buy us pop and candy, occasionally take us fishing, and once flying in a Piper Cub. Larry and I would always fight for the chance to drive his car to and from the fields or one of the tractors. I do remember the time we were in town and Donnie drove out to show us the lady he was sweet on, Inez. Her and her sister were standing in their yard and we just stared as Donnie talked about how pretty and nice she was. I personally have thought about Donnie over the past 15 years wondering how his health was, knowing that he was aging and thinking that this day would come. It was always fun when Terry & Tommy, Sally, Kathy & Pat, earlier times Rita & Kay would occasionally show up. What fun. I am saddened knowing that another family member has left us. This is another little piece of our lives that we have lose. Blessing to Inez and all of the family.
Dave & Barb Bode
May my condolences and prayers bring you comfort and ease your pain. Thinking of you during these difficult times. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.