Lloyd J. Roden

Lloyd J. Roden, 82, of Kewaskum, passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at the Samaritan Health Center in West Bend.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1927, in the town of Kewaskum, the son of the late John and Rose (Schiltz) Roden, and on June 1, 1949, he was united in marriage to Kathryn "Kitty" Weber at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Nabob. Kitty preceded Lloyd in death on June 25, 1995.

Lloyd farmed in the town of Kewaskum and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michaels. He loved the farm that was his home for 64 years, as well as ol-time music and John Deere tractors.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, June Sommerfeld of West Bend; his brother-in-law, Gerald (Betty) Backhaus of Kewaskum; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Lloyd was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Otten; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Backhaus and Erna (Alphonse) Peters; and two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Weber and Mark Sommerfeld.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lloyd will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michaels. The Rev. Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday at the church from 5 p.m. until the time of Mass.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Lloyd’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.

Special thanks to all the kind and compassionate caregivers at the Samaritan Health Center who helped Lloyd over the last 13 ½ years. "God will take care of Lloyd like He always has."