Mrs. Ewald Enos Rode


Mrs. Ewald Enos Rode, 96, nee Elsa Anna Meier of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church with the Reverends J. Elliott Pancoast and Travis Meier officiating.

Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Monday evening, Dec. 30.

Mrs. Rode was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Gillespie County, the daughter of Heinrich (Henry) Meier and Emma Brodbeck Meier. She married Ewald Enos Rode on Dec. 10, 1944, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stonewall. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1992.

Mrs. Rode was active with the Lydia Circle at Bethany Lutheran Church. She also sang with the Fredericksburg Chorale and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir.

Mrs. Rode is survived by one daughter, two sons and spouses, including Barbara and Elgin L. Schneider of Cherry Spring; Luther S. and Janet Rode of Fredericksburg and James E. Rode of Kerrville.

Survivors also include seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Dora Meier of Stonewall; a sister, Margareta, Mrs. Hugo Maenius of Albert; and a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Paul Senff of Stonewall.

Other survivors include two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law and spouses, including Stan Gremmer of Wisconsin; Frances Meier Klein, Fredericksburg; Martin and Ida Rode, Kerrville; Mathilde, Mrs. Ernest Lindig, Fredericksburg, and Anita, Mrs. Rupert Rode, Georgetown.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Rode was preceded in death by three brothers, Edwin Meier, Walter Meier and Alfred Meier, and two sisters, Viola, Mrs. Stan Gremmer, and Lydia, Mrs. Donald Fishel.

Memorials may be made to the Fredericksburg Chorale, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Bethany Lutheran Church or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Johnny Lindig, Michael Lindig, Mark Gremmer, Spencer Gremmer, Donald Meier, Dale Meier, Ray Fishel and Randall Maenius.

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