Nella Bode, age 90 of Cadillac, handed away at her dwelling on February 8, 2021. She was born in Byron Middle on March 31, 1930 to Andrew and Agnes (DeHaan) VanderLugt. She married Alfred Bode on Oct. 26, 1949 in Cutlerville and he preceded her in demise on Sept. 19, 2018.

Nella had graduated along with her son, Duane, from Cadillac Excessive College in 1984. She had labored for a few years within the OB Division at Cadillac Mercy Hospital as a nurse’s aide and at Kirtland Terrace for 25 years. She was a farmer’s spouse and labored alongside aspect her husband on the farm and was a beautiful homemaker. She loved crocheting, flower gardening, spending winters in Florida, and cherished her grandchildren. She had a present of hospitality and loved doing issues for folks. She was a member of the Lucas Rehoboth Reformed Church and had taught Friendship Bible Courses.

She is survived by her kids, Diane (Dennis) Iler of Niles, Donald (Sandra) Bode of Cadillac, Karen (Darryl) Petterson of Cadillac, Lavonne (Stan) Miller of Elida, Ohio, Denise (Samuel) Yonkman of McBain, and Duane (Kimberly Jordan) Bode of Cadillac. She has 22 grandchildren and 43 nice grandchildren. Surviving in-laws are, Marilyn VanderLugt of Cary, North Carolina, Al DeBoer of Lake Metropolis, and Eleanor (Kerwin) Karsten of McBain.

She was preceded in demise by a son, David John Bode, grandchild, Lauren Warner, siblings, Lenard (Hermina) VanderLugt, Anthony VanderLugt, Ida (Abraham) DeJong, Don (Arlene) Sheffield, in-laws, Henrietta Bode, Alberta (Lawrence) Brunink, Esther (Ren) DeRuiter, Evelyn (Jake) Oudman, Louise (Hurt) Lindemulder, Nora Mae (Pete) Kuipers, and Doris DeBoer.

Personal household church companies can be held on the Lucas Rehoboth Reformed Church with Rev. Kevin Schutt officiating. Burial will happen within the Lucas Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service can be held at a later date. Memorial contributions could also be made to the After 26 Depot (after26project.org) or the Epilepsy Basis of Michigan. Funeral preparations had been made by the Burkholder Household Funeral House in McBain. Ideas and prayers could also be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com