Matilda Marie ‘Tillie’ Bode


Matilda Marie ‘Tillie’ Bode


Matilda Marie “Tillie” Bode, 90, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Born March 30, 1925, at Sauers, she was the daughter of Edwin Henry and Lydia Wagner Stuckwisch, both of whom preceded her in death. On Jan. 22, 1942, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, she married Clifford Bode, who passed away May 21, 1997.

Matilda was a devoted homemaker who worked part-time as a cook at White Creek School. She was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, White Creek, where she was a Sunday school teacher for more than 10 years and a ladies Bible study leader. She was also a member of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, the Ladies Aid and Senior League.

Survivors include her children, Jerry E. (Melveta) Bode, Richard W. “Rick” (Connie) Bode, Diane S. (David) Isaacs and David “Davy” W. (Marcia) Bode; 10 grandchildren, Teresa “Tess” (Tom) Fetsko, Jerry “Bo” (Lori) Bode Jr., Mark (Melissa) Sears, Krisi Bode (Clint) Symons, Jennifer Bode (Jeffery) Green, Dale (Sheena) Isaacs, Dennis (Karen) Isaacs, Debra (Ramin) Kazemi, Klarissa Bode and Kyle Bode; 15 great-grandchildren, Madison Bode, Arden Bode, Alex Sears, Lindsey Sears, Lillie Sears, Victoria Kastner, Kristina Kastner, Richie Symons, Alexis Symons, Paige (Justin) Gooch, C.J. Green, Austin Green, Joseph Green, Jesse Isaacs and Eli Isaacs; two great-great-grandchildren, Laileh Byrdsong-Green and Waylon Gooch; two brothers, Ervin Stuckwisch and James (Lois) Stuckwisch; two sisters, Gertrude M. (Harold) Sutton and Carolyn L. Staley; and two sisters-in-law, Brenda Stuckwisch and Betty Stuckwisch.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Karen Sears; a grandson, “Baby Jay”; two brothers, Kenneth E. Stuckwisch and Marvin Stuckwisch; and two sisters, Mildred Lynch and Barbara Jean Williams.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, White Creek.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Voss Chapel and from 1 p.m. until time of service Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, White Creek.

Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church White Creek Building Fund or St. John’s Lutheran School at White Creek.

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