DeKALB – Noel C. Rhodes, 80, of DeKalb, Ill., died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, peacefully with his family at his bedside.
Born Sept. 6, 1932, in Ramsey, the son of Cecil and Ailene (Wilson) Rhodes, Noel married Janice R. Shuey on June 12, 1952, at Camp Cook in California.
Noel was a veteran
of the U.S. Army
, having served during the Korean conflict
. He was employed by Turner Brass in Sycamore for 47 years. He was a former member of the VFW
and enjoyed woodworking
He is survived by his wife, Janice; two daughters, Melody (John) Holtz and Michelle (Nick) Andersen and two sons, Randy (Julie) Rhodes and Terry (Penny) Rhodes, all of Sycamore; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold (Marge) Rhodes of DeKalb and Gene Rhodes of Sycamore; four sisters, Doris (Babe) Henderson of Elburn, Mary Johnson of Rochelle, Millie (Gale) Elliott of Sycamore and Karen (Terry) Tucker of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with full military honors by the DeKalb County Honor Guard. Cremation is by Anderson Funeral Home Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Noel C. Rhodes Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com
or call 815-756-1022.