Dale Wayne Rhodes

Rhodes, Dale Wayne Age 79, of Wilmington, IL passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL. Born June 4, 1934 in Assumption, IL to the late John and Helen (nee Williams) Rhodes. Veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Previously employed by Stepan Chemical in Elwood, IL and retired from Teamsters Local #179 in Joliet, IL. Member of the VFW Post #5422 and Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #241, both in Wilmington. Dale was an avid Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears fan. His family was everything to him, he loved and cherished them with all his heart. Surviving are his wife of fifty-three years, Leila (nee Waldron) Rhodes, whom he married December 25, 1960 in Wilmington; three children, Dale (Debbie) Rhodes, Jr. of Wilmington, Tammy (Mark) Kruchten of Wilmington, and Donnie (Julie) Rhodes of Gardner; four grandchildren, Adam (Gina) Kruchten, Amber Kruchten, JoLinda Rhodes, and Lauren Rhodes; two great-grandchildren, Baylee and Amelia McInerney; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were an infant son, Eugene Rhodes; and sister, Marilyn McDonald. Funeral services will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, Braidwood Chapel, Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will be Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visitation Monday, December 30 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated. For more information and sign his online guestbook, please log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Home

R W Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd
401 E Main St Braidwood, IL 60408
(815) 458-2336

Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 27, 2013