DAVID JOSEPH DODGE, 52 SOUTH BELOIT - David Joseph Dodge, 52, of South Beloit, IL passed into Glory on Thursday, July 4, 2013, in his home. David was born April 19, 1961, in Kenosha, WI, the son of Edward LeRoy and Anna Jean (Nystrom) Dodge. David grew up in Beloit, WI, making many lifelong friendships. David's love for the outdoors led him to become a skillful hunter and fisherman. Following a heart attack in 1989, David was reborn into God's family where upon his zeal for the Lord grew into a life of witnessing God's love and truth to everyone he met. He married Holly (Guetschow) on March 1, 2008, at First Congregational Community Church in Roscoe, IL, where he served on the mission committee and sang in the church choir. David was employed with Hormel Food Corporation for the past fifteen years. Survivors include wife, Holly; parents, Edward and Anna Dodge; daughter, Melissa (Corey) Sadler of South Beloit; sister, Pamela Dodge; brother, Ken Dodge of Beloit; grandson, Cameron; nephews, Robby (Kelly) and Nicholas Dodge of Beloit; special great-nieces, Natalie and Macy; aunt, Darlene (Wally) Wish; "Uncle" Jim (Shelby) Thompson; many cousins, friends and acquaintances. David was predeceased by maternal and paternal grandparents; aunt, Helen Madru; several other aunts and uncles; and cousin, Jeffery Thompson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, in the Second Congregational Church (United Church of Beloit), 657 Bluff St., Beloit, WI, with Pastor Lisa Abb of First Congregational Community Church of Roscoe, IL officiating. All are invited to stay for a time of food and fellowship following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given in David's name to First Congregational Community Church or to the family. Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family. To extend condolences go to Cremation-Society.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 10 to July 11, 2013
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