Obituaries

Clarice M. Roder

Clarice M. Roder, age 86 of Granville, IA passed away on Thursday November 19, 2020 at Orange City Area Health Systems in Orange City, IA.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, IA, with Father Daniel Greving officiating, Deacon Rick Roder and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville.  Visitation with family present will be Monday from 4-6:30 p.m. at the church, with a vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.  Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday at the church.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.  If you are unable to attend you may send condolences and watch the funeral online that will be posted after the funeral at www.fischfh.com.

Clarice was born July 4, 1934, the daughter of Theodore and Frances (Kokenge) Klein at rural Granville, IA.  She was raised in the Granville area & graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1952.  After graduation she assisted her parents on the family farm.

On Nov. 7, 1955 she married Gerald Roder.  They made their home in Sibley, IA where they farmed from 1956-1960.  In 1960, they moved to Clarice’s family farm near Granville where they farmed until 1999.  The couple moved to Bavarian Meadows Assisted Living Facility in Remsen in November 2018.

Gerald passed away Nov. 15, 2020. 

Clarice was a member for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, church guild and Christian Mothers.  She also served on the St. Joseph Church Council for 2 years.  She was a homemaker who loved the outdoors, tending to her flowers, reading, doing word finds and playing cards. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Survivors include her 7 children: Tom (Sharol) Granville, IA,  Lori (Tim) Mousel Alton, IA,  Roger (Debbie) Omaha, NE,  Dale (Jane)  Sioux City, IA,  Vicki (Roger) Fritz  Jewell, IA, Doug (Paula) Lawton, IA and Ryan (Stephanie)  Buffalo, MN; 17 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; brothers in law Dick (Mary) Roder Remsen IA and Paul (Betty) Roder Lee Summitt MO; sisters in law Karen (Denny) Schemmel Overland Park, KS, Helen Roder Ballwin, MO and Jean Ballard Carroll, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gerald, grandson Trace Roder; brothers, Marcel (Ann), James (Angeline), Merlyn (Jeanne) (Jan); sisters, Verna (Tony) Bunkers, Lois (Gene) Wiltgen; Gerald’s parents and siblings James Roder and Janice Klein.

Casket bearers will be granddaughters. 

In lieu of flowers and other memorials, please consider donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church Granville, Spalding Catholic School Alton and the Bavarian Meadows Assisted Living Home (ice cream machine fund) Remsen. 

The family wishes to thank Fr. Daniel Greving for his spiritual guidance and the staff of the Bavarian Meadows Assisted Living Home, Orange City Hospice and the doctors and nurses of Orange City Area Health System for their care and kindness.

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