Violet Bode

DWIGHT – Violet Bode, 86, of Normal, IL and formerly of Saunemin, IL passed away at 8:43 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL. Funeral services are private for the family at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow the service in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Richton Park, IL. Violet was born January 1, 1935 in Chicago Heights, IL, the daughter of Edward and Lillian (Harms) Kampe. She married Donald Bode on June 28, 1959 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tinley Park, IL. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2014. She is survived by daughters: Sandra Bode of Normal, IL; Joan (Allen) McClean of Goodfield, IL; and Diane (Jon) Zimmerman of Fairbury, IL; a son, Michael Bode of Normal; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Violet was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Dwight, where she also sang in the choir alongside her husband. She graduated from Bloom Township High School in Chicago Heights, IL. She loved to travel, read and spend time with her family. Memorials in honor of Violet may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at: hagermemorialhome.com