Douglas J. Rhode, 77

Douglas Joseph Rhode, age 77, of Emily, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

A memorial Mass will take place Monday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

Funeral services will also take place Monday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Emily’s Catholic Church in Emily, with full military honors given by the Myrin-James American Legion Post 443 of Ironton. There will be visitation one hour prior to the services at the church.

Burial will be Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Douglas was born Sept. 25, 1939, in Winsted, to Fritz and Frances (Steiner) Rhode.

He married Bea Loew Feb. 4, 1961, in Winsted.

Doug was a US Army veteran.

He was a member of St. Emily’s Catholic Church in Emily, the Pine River Watershed Alliance, Emily Lakes and Rivers Association, and the Outing Senior Club.

Doug is survived by his wife, Bea; his daughter, Sharon Brower of Brainerd; mother-in-law, Zoa Fasching of Winsted; one brother, Fred (Shirley) Rhode of Elk River; sister-in-law, Peggy (Tony) Lachermeier of Waverly; two grandchildren, Chad and Douglas Brower of Brainerd; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Giles Rhode; and a nephew, Jake Rhode.

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