In loving memory of

Kevin M. Bode
August 15, 1969 - November 16, 2020

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on December 3, 2020, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Algona. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on the Five Saints Catholic Community YouTube page www.youtube.com/user/stceceliaalgona. Social distancing practices will be followed, and masks are required.

Kevin Michael Bode was born on August 15, 1969, in Algona, the son of Marvin and Patricia (Dorweiler) Bode. He grew up in Algona, graduating from Algona High School in 1989. Kevin worked for Exceptional Industry, Hood's Super Value, and Maggie B's in Algona and Opportunity Village in Clear Lake.

Kevin loved sports, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Raiders. He collected baseball caps and shoes. Kevin enjoyed going to movies, shopping, drawing, and coloring. He always enjoyed visiting with others, drinking Mountain Dew, and animals. Kevin always had a smile on his face. He will be missed for his heart of gold.

Kevin was a Special Olympics participant throughout his school years. The events he competed in were: Bowling, 50 M. Dash, 200 M. Dash, Standing Long Jump, and Softball throw. He earned many medals and ribbons.

Kevin received a Community Betterment Award in 1989 for his work on the River Bottom cleanup crew. The crew cleaned up the Des Moines River between the Hwy 169 and Hwy 18 bridges that summer.

Kevin died Monday, November 16, 2020, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, Mason City. He was 51.

He is survived by his mother, Pat Bode of Algona, four brothers, Greg (Denise) Bode of Greenfield, OH, Randy Bode of Clarinda, James (Alofa) Bode of Murrieta, CA, and Neil (Krys) of West Des Moines; a sister, Lynne (Rick) McKenna of Humboldt; 14 nieces and nephews; 6 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Kevin was preceded his death by his father, Marvin Bode in 1992; his brother, Brian Bode in 2013; sister, Carol Grage in 2018; nephew, Tanner Joe Monahan-Bode; grandparents; uncles, Ray Dorweiler, Jerry Bode, Joel Bode, and Roger Bode; and aunt, Linda Bode.

Tributes

Joel Dwire wrote on Nov 22, 2020:

"Kevin brightened the hallways and classrooms of Algona High School with his smile and charm. My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin?s family. I?m very sorry for your loss. Joel ~ AHS Class of ?89"

Ivy Andersen wrote on Nov 21, 2020:

"Pat, Gregg,Lynne, Randy, Jamie, and Neil, My heart reaches out to you in this difficult time of grieving. Kevin, touched a lot of lives with his smile and kind, happy disposition. My deepest sympathies. May you all find peace in memories. Ivy Andersen "

Danielle wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"I met Kevin while working at One Vision, and I still have a thanksgiving decoration that he made for me a few years ago. I know how much he loved his family and those Hawkeyes! He talked about his mom often and looked forward to every visit with her. My deepest prayers and condolences go out to you all. He will be so incredibly missed. Please take some comfort in knowing how loved your son was while here on Earth, and I have no doubt he will be in Heaven as well. ?"

Steven & Marcia Gronbach wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"Pat and Family, You have our sincere sympathy. May your memories help at this difficult time. Rest in peace Kevin."

Órfhlaith Ní Choírbín wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"Sincere condolences to Pat on the loss of her beloved son, Kevin, and to Randy, Lynne, Neil, James and Gregory on the loss of their brother, and to the entire Bode family circle. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. \"Those we love don\'t go away, they walk beside us every day\". Mary, Queen of the Gael, pray for him. R.I.P. From rfhlaith and Sen Carabine & family , Belfast, Ireland. xo"

Dick and Lynn Miller wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"We are so sorry for your loss."

Cassie wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"I LOVED working with Kevin! He was such a teddy bear. He was always concerned about others. We had the best talks in the car and I\'m luck to have been able to know him. "

Mary Huizenga wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"My sympathies to the entire family! God Bless!!"

Ann Schiltz wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss! Prayers be with you!"

Nita Boleneus wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"Pat and family, so sorry for the loss of your son Kevin. My heart aches as I know of some of your feelings at this time. Bob and Nita Boleneus"

Molly MacDonald wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"Pat, my heart aches for you. I will keep you in my prayers. Molly MacDonald"

Janice Schumacher wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"Pat . so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Kevin. may he R,I,P,. Jim & Janice Schumacher"

Ron Lane wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Kevin\'s passing. Our condolences to Kevin\'s family. AHS Class of \'87"

Mark J.VonBank wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"my heartfelt prayers to the Bode families on their loss. cherish the memories of this wonderful person Kevin M. Bode and always keep him close to your heart. God took you too soon but it only proves to us that GOD only takes the best. R.I.P. KEVIN. With Heartfelt Love and Prayers, Mark J.VonBank-Park Rapids, Mn.[formerly of Algona, Iowa]."

Becky West Bibler wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"Kevin was one of my first students I taught in Algona. Such a nice guy! Warmest memories of a sweet, caring, person. My thoughts are with your family."

Dave & Ruth Ludwig wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"May God\'s Peace comfort all of you. Love and prayers."

Lisa Zeller wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"My sincere sympathy. "

Pat Taylor & Ann Christmsn wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"Our sincere condolences to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Pat Taylor & Ann Taylor-Christman"