LeRoy Rhodes

Obituary of LeRoy Lloyd Rhodes

LeRoy Rhodes, 85, of Niles, passed away at Memorial Hospital in South Bend on Thursday, October 30, 2019.

 

LeRoy was born on April 11, 1934, in Three Rivers, Michigan to the late LeRoy and Virginia (Hysell) Bell. He attended school in Marcellus, up until the 11th grade, when he left to join the United States Army.  He proudly served his county for a four-year term. When he returned home he went to work for the Grand Trunk Western railroad company, he eventually retired from there.  On September 25, 2004, he married the former Donna J. Switzer. LeRoy enjoyed hunting and fishing in his free time. His most treasured moments were spent with his children and grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Virginia Rhodes; brothers, Ray and Francis Rhodes; step-son, Kenneth Patterson; first wife, Betty.

 

LeRoy is survived by his wife Donna Rhodes of Niles; step-children, Melonie (Mike) Mattix of Dowagiac; Tammy Hren of Three Rivers; Karen (Harry) Mullard of Decatur; Billy Patterson of Fort Wayne; Donald Patterson of Bellvue; Roxanna (Kevin) Patterson-Prior of Hastings; Tracy Ackerman of Jacksonville North Carolina; Robert Ackerman of Niles; Cynthia Ackerman-Swisher of Niles; and  Edward (Keri) Martz of Niles; nineteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Larry (Ruth) Rhodes of Marcellus; David Rhodes of Three Rivers; Ramona Good of Vandalia; Sharon Chiddister of Three Rivers; Paulette Susie Clark of Dowagiac; and Margie (Dave) Flynn of Kalamazoo.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Mission Hills Memorial Chapel, 61453 M-51, Niles. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow, also at Mission Hills.

 

 

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Monday
4
November

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Monday, November 4, 2019
Mission Hills Memorial Chapel
61453 M-51
Niles, Michigan, United States
Monday
4
November

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Monday, November 4, 2019
Mission Hills Memorial Chapel
61453 M-51
Niles, Michigan, United States

Burial

Mission Hills Memorial Gardens
61453 M51
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-8333
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