March 29, 1932-March 11, 2017
DELPHOS – Kenneth E. Rode, 84, of Delphos passed away Saturday at 5:45 A.M. at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos.
Family…. He was born March 29, 1932, to Frank C. and Regina (Grothaus)
Rode, who both preceded him in death. On Aug. 9, 1958, he married
Gertrude C. (Burgei) Rode, who passed away Nov. 10, 1999.
be greatly missed by his family: two sons, Dan (Sue) Rode of Delphos and
Brian (Carol) Rode of Findlay; two daughters, Karen (Stan) Wisher of
Elida and Marcia (Jason) Vance of Lima; a son-in-law Dave Siefker of
Delphos; his good friend, Sharon Gengler of Delphos, his brother, Gerald
A. Rode of Delphos; 10 grandchildren, Kyle(Samantha) Rode, Lauren(Alan)
Trentman, Nicholas(Abbie) Rode, Jenna Rode, Todd(Nikki) Wisher, Kevin
Wisher, Lindsey Wisher, Kristy(John) Munoz, Jeff(Brittney) Siefker, and
Justin Siefker; and four great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Olivia, Roy and
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Siefker; his brother, Vernon Rode; and sister, Arlene Edelbrock.
Legacy…. Ken dearly loved his family and especially spending time with
the kids and grandkids. Ken was a very proud lifelong farmer of the Rode
farm which has been in the family for well over a 100 years. His
hobbies were fishing, traveling and golfing. He enjoyed spending time
with his golfing buddies on and off the course. In 1976 he became part
owner of Reliable Plumbing and Heating in Delphos and retired from there
in 1993. Prior to Reliable he had worked at Sears as an appliance
repairman for 20 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church where he previously served as an usher. Ken was an Army
Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 3035 in
Delphos and served on their Burial Detail Honor Guard for many years. He
was also a member of the Delphos Eagles Lodge 471, and the Van Wert
Moose Lodge 1320
His Farewell Services.… Mass of Christian Burial
will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church, with graveside military rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans
Council. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Weber Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the ALS Foundation.
Online condolences may be shared at www.weberfh.net