Carl Rhode

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Carl Rhode was born Saturday, August 4, 1917 in Hampton and passed away    Sunday, December 8, 2019 in Lincoln.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at Volzke Funeral Home in Seward. Family will greet friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 919 N. Columbia Ave. in Seward. Pastor David Rempfer will officiate. Interment will be in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorials are in care of the Rhode family.
Carl D. Rhode was born on August 4, 1917 to Henry and Mary (Parpart) Rhode in Hampton. He attended school through the eighth grade. Carl enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during WWII from Dec. 30, 1941 to Oct. 30, 1945. On March 11, 1944, Carl was united in marriage to Wanita Dethloff in Albany, Oregon. Carl farmed in Hampton until 1960 when they moved to Seward. He worked as a building contractor until his retirement in 2000. Carl was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Seward American Legion Post #33 and a Life Member of Seward VFW Post #4755. In his free time he enjoyed woodworking and tinkering on things.
Carl passed away on Dec. 8, 2019 in Lincoln, at the age of 102 years, 4 months and 4 days.
He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Reynolds, Orlando, Florida and Carol Knisley, Utica; nine grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary Rhode; wife, Wanita Rhode; son, Jaeris Rhode; five grandchildren; brother, Ronald Rhode; sisters, Esther Rhode, Norma Knight and Cora Klone.



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