Patricia ‘Pat’ E. Rode, 74, of Landeck, passed away Tuesday morning, April 8, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Her Family…. She was born June 17, 1939 in Cloverdale to the late Ben and Donelda (Dickman) Horstman. On November 7, 1959 she married Arthur J. Rode who survives in Landeck.


She is also survived by a son, Gary (Elaine) Rode of Landeck; four daughters, Cheryl (Tom) Beining of Ottoville, Denise (Ron) Schnipke of Glandorf, Teresa (Phil) Wurst of Ft. Jennings, Sandy (Denny) Berelsman of Landeck; 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Donald (Eileen) Horstman of Midland, Michigan, Larry (Judy) Horstman, Jerome (Emma) Horstman, Len (Mary Jo) Horstman and Denny (Chris) Horstman all of Cloverdale; three sisters, Janet (Walter) Maag of Leipsic, Joan (Carl) Lehman of Miller City and Ruth (Ron) Foppe of Kalida; and many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Norb (Irene) Renner; in-laws, Norma (John) Trentman, Monica (Don) Miller, Dorothy (Nub) Grothouse, Sister Antonia Rode and Ron (Mary Lou) Rode.


She was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Renner and a brother-in-law, Jerome Rode.


Her Legacy…. Pat cooked for 30 years at Landeck school, where her meals were legendary and her hugs plentiful. She was an active member of Landeck St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and its choir. She was a volunteer at the Interfaith Thrift Shop. Pat enjoyed her garden of flowers and vegetables, watching grandchildren’s events and especially spending time with her family.

Her Farewell Services.… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 11 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Landeck, the Rev. Dave Reinhart, officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 Wednesday and 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a Parish Wake Service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Landeck St. John the Baptist parish.  Online condolences may be shared at