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Rev. Elias Rode

Obituary for Rev. Elias Rode

September 21, 1930 - September 22, 2018
Boerne, Texas | Age 88

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Rev. Elias Rode, age 88, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Boerne, Texas. He was born on September 21, 1930 in Cherry Spring, Texas to Enos and Clara (Ellebracht) Rode. He was raised on the family ranch and kept it in operation to this date. He earned his Masters of Divinity and was ordained as a Lutheran Minister on July 28, 1957 and retired in 1995. He met his wife, Dorothy, when they attended Texas Lutheran College. He loved history and acted as the family historian collecting family history stories dating back to the 1800's. He was a very creative man who was able to fix things with baling wire and string and loved to garden. He planted trees in every community where he was a pastor. He was awarded the Rural Minister of the Year in 1992 by Texas A&M Town and Country. He was a camp pastor at Camp Chrysalis in Kerrville. He served in Lutheran churches in Paige, Dime Box, Houston, San Antonio and Jourdanton. For the past 17 years, he volunteered as a tutor with the OASIS program for elementary schools. This past June, he officiated at the wedding ceremony of his granddaughter, Dylan.

Rev. Rode is survived by his wife, Dorothy Rode; daughter, Julie Rode-Hickey and her husband Gary Hickey and their daughters, Dylan Hickey-McWhorter (Sean) and Ellis Hickey; daughter, Sarah Nichols and her husband Jeff and their daughter Elizabeth Clink (Kevin).

The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church of San Antonio.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018
2:00 P.M.
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
9944 LESLIE ROAD
SAN ANTONIO

MEMORIAL AND INURNMENT SERVICE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018
11:00 A.M.
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
1419 CHERRY SPRING ROAD
FREDERICKSBURG

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Association, Zion Lutheran Church of San Antonio, Christ Lutheran Church of Fredericksburg, or Cross Trails Ministries of Kerrville.

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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