Donald Louis Bode
The funeral Mass for Donald Louis Bode will be Thursday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Ceceliaís Catholic Church in Algona, Iowa, with Father Sunny Dominic officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Algona. There was also a visitation in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, 1119 11 Ω St. SE, Rochester, Minn., on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 5 until 8 p.m.
Donald ìDonî Louis Bode died on Aug. 15, 2019, at Rochester East Health Services, where he resided.
Donald was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Algona, the son of Louis and Marie (Lamuth) Bode. In 1947, the family moved to Elma, Iowa, 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 Sept. 28, 1963, he married Inez Flugge in Elma. 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 various mechanical jobs and retired from Crenlo Inc. of Rochester.
Don is survived by his wife, Inez; and their children, Brenda of Utica, Minn., Darwin of Chatfield, Minn., Donna of Rochester, Minn., Melissa of Glendale, Ariz., Sharlet of Kasson, Minn., Douglas of Rochester and Janelle of Rochester; four grandchildren; 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 ìBob;î two sisters, Lucile and Kathryn; a sister-in-law, Fae (Lashbrook) Bode; and two brothers-in-law, Arthur Lindsley and Donald Marr.
Memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinicís Alzheimerís research.
Online condolences may be left at www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.