Lois M. Rode, age 78, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009, at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. Lois was born in Racine, June 25, 1931, daughter of the late Joseph H. and Leone M. (Nee: Van Landuyt) Fredericks.
On March 27, 1976, she was united in marriage to Charles E. Rode who preceded her in death, July 24, 2005. Lois was employed as a waitress at The Corner House for over thirty years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Elk’s Club and the Woman’s Club of Racine. Lois enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends. She also cherished time spent with her “Birthday Club” friends. Above all she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who treasured time with her family. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her five children, Joe Rizzo, Sherry Rizzo, Steve (Cammie) Rizzo, Dawn (Dan) Fox, Lori (Steve) Fink; her eight grandchildren, Tony Rizzo, Christopher Rizzo, Amy (Beau) Ashton, Lisa Rizzo, Peter and Sean Fox, Theresa (Andrew) Kueffler, Nicholas Fink; her great-grandson, Hunter Kueffler; sisters and brothers, Dolores Olmstead, Joan (Don) Hoaglund, Ronald Fredericks, Patricia (Roy) Radke, Roberta Noe, Thomas (Sandra) Fredericks, Jerry Fredericks; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Chester Olmstead, and sister-in-law, Marlene Fredericks.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave., on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ronald O. Crewe officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m.
The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Blanca and Tom for their love and support through the years.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888