Obituary: Barbara Rhode
Barbara A. Rhode, age 84 of the town of Pine Lake, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at her home. Barb was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Chicago to Hugh and Theresa (Bissonett) Martin.
She is survived by her children, Pat (Sam) Soper of Eau Claire, Pam (Doug) Reading of Milwaukee, Kathy (Mike) Monien of Wausau, Bobby Rhode, Ruth Rhode (David Kleinschmidt), Virg Rhode Rude and Rich Rhode, all of Rhinelander; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jerry Connell; her four-legged companion, Dusty; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Barb was preceded in death by her husband, Richard William Rhode; one son, Larry Eugene Rhode, at birth; brothers, Buck (Eleanor) Martin and Eugene (Phyllis) Martin; and two sisters, Jean Connell and Gay Flag.
Visitation for Barb will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Hildebrand Funeral Home from 11a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. memorial service with Deacon Ron Bosi officiating. A private committal service at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Barb may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105 or to The Children’s Miracle Network, 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. (Hildebrand Funeral Home)