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Kenneth F. Rhodes, 88, Goshen, died at 3 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Greencroft Healthcare.
He was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Nappanee, to Noble C. and Judith B. (Williams) Rhodes. He married Rosemary J. (Hamilton) Rhodes Jan. 18, 1961. She died April 18, 2008.
Surviving are a son, Kelly (Tracy) Rhodes, Goshen; daughters, Donnette Bontrager, Goshen, and Debbie Cochran, Bristol; companion, Patricia Walsh, Goshen; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Kathy) Rhodes, Nappanee.
Preceding him in death are his parents; wife; brother, Donald Rhodes; and a sister, Jean Miller.
Kenneth was a graduate of Nappanee High School and attended Notre Dame and IUSB. He served in the Korean War and was a member of the DAV, VFW, American Legion, AMVETS and the Masonic Lodge. He was a retired plant manager and vice-president of Robert Weed Plywood.
Memorials may be directed to the Elkhart County Humane Society (send checks to Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526).
Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.
Published on December 3, 2017
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