The Funeral Mass for Donald Louis Bode will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 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 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, 1119 11 1/2 St. SE, Rochester, MN 55904.
Donald "Don" Louis Bode died on Aug. 15, 2019, at Rochester East Health Services, where he resided.
Donald was born on Feb. 1, 1928, in Algona, Iowa, the son of Louis and Marie (Lamuth) Bode. In 1947, their family moved to Elma, Iowa, where he enjoyed working on the family farm. Donald was drafted into the Korean War and served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. On Sept. 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 various mechanical jobs and retired from Crenlo Inc of Rochester.
Don is survived by his wife, Inez; their children, Brenda of Utica, Darwin of Chatfield, Donna of Rochester, Melissa of Glenda, Ariz., Sharlet of Kasson, 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 "Bob"; two sisters, Lucile and Kathryn; one sister-in-law, Fae (Lashbrook) Bode; and two brothers-in-law, Arthur Lindsley and Donald Marr.
Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's research.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.