David J. Roder, 50, of Sioux City and formerly of Denver, Colo., and Remsen, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City, surrounded by his family.
David J. Roder was born Dec. 4, 1954, at Le Mars, the son of Jerome "Jerry" and Pauline "Peg" (Frank) Roder. Dave was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen from which he graduated in 1973. His first job was with BECO and Co. in Remsen while he was still in high school. After graduation, he worked on road construction for various companies. In the late 1970s he moved to Denver, Colo., where he worked for several cement companies before starting his own cement construction business in the mid 1980s, called Quality Flat Works. He took pride in his finishing work.
On June 12, 1981, he married Denise Mosely at Denver. She died in July 2004.
On March 27, 1993, he had a pickup accident in Denver. He was hospitalized for three months and in rehabilitation until Dec. 15, 1994, when he was brought to Sioux City and entered Indian Hills Nursing & Rehab Center, where he was near his dad who was a resident there. He was loved by the staff of the home, especially his favorite nurse, Sherri. He was a very caring person who loved his family and his family loved him greatly. He will be missed by all.
Survivors include his mother, Peg of Sioux City; three sisters, Susan and her husband, Fred Brown, Gerianne and her husband, George Olson, and Janice Roder, all of Sioux City; four brothers, Michael, Nicholas, and Daniel and his wife, Judy, all of Sioux City, and Steve and his wife, Sandi of Remsen; 13 nieces and nephews; one great-niece and one great-nephew.
He was also preceded in death by his father, Jerry; one brother, Patrick, and one brother-in-law, Thomas Klein.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday), at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Revs. Timothy Johnson and Merlin Schrad officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen.
Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There was a parish rosary at 3 p.m., and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Casketbearers were Jerry Braun, Dave Colling, Steve Colling, Joe Harpenau, Bob Weiler and Larry Wurth.