Frederick E. Rode III, 82

Frederick “Fred” E. Rode III passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the age of 82. He was born March 31, 1936, in Hartford to F. Walter and Esther R. (nee Marth) Rode. He was raised in the Hartford area and was a farmer by trade. His hobbies included antique cars and his farming, he was a gifted mechanic, and he was known as a person willing to help anyone that needed help.

Fred is survived by his sister, Elaine (the late Roger) Gust; his special friend, Patricia McDonald; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service for Fred will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 28, at Fifth Avenue Methodist Church (323 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend) with the Rev. Clarissa Martinelli presiding. Visitation will be at the church Monday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon. Interment will be at Union Cemetery in West Bend.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or