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Kenneth Carl Bode | Obituary

By on January 19, 2018 at 4:14 pm

Kenneth Bode

Kenneth Carl Bode, 66, of Waterloo, died Jan. 15, 2018, at Red Bud Nursing Home in Red Bud.

He was born March 29, 1951, in Red Bud, son of the late Carl Herman and Dorothy R. Bode (nee Campbell).

Ken was a funeral director and embalmer, former owner the Wagner-Bode Funeral Home in Waterloo.

He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Fourth and Third Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows, Illinois Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Jaycees, St. Clement Hospital, the Monroe County Democratic Party and was a former Monroe County Coroner and a manager for Service Corporation International.

Surviving are his sons, Timothy Keith (Laura) Bode of Waterloo, and William Kenneth Bode of Calif.; his sisters, Bonnie (Brian) Lauer of St. Louis, Patricia Bode of Waterloo, and Deborah (Joe) Beck of St. Louis; his brother Harry Bode of Waterloo; and his grandchildren, Haley Mae Elizabeth Bode and Cameron James Bode, both of Waterloo; along with nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother William Bode.

Visitation and funeral service were Jan. 20, at Creason Funeral Home, Waterloo.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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