Obituary: Cecil John Rhodes, 95, formerly of LaGrange (UPDATED with arrangements)

In Memorial: Cecil John Rhodes, formerly of LaGrange, Wisconsin

Cecil John Rhodes, age 95 and resident of Surprise, AZ, died February 5th, 2021, of Covid-19 after a long and joyful life. 

Retired from farming the Rhodes family farm in LaGrange, WI, he loved reading, traveling and entertaining his friends with good humor. He also participated in and loved music, especially barbershop, Dixieland bands, big bands, and classical music with lots of brass.  

He served in the Navy in World War II’s Pacific arena. He was a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge of Palmyra (WI) and a 25+-year member of the Lauderdale LaGrange Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter and scuba diver. He was also a member of the LaGrange United Methodist Church, and the Shepherd of the Hills UMC in Sun City West, AZ.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Goldie Chamberlain Rhodes, and survived by four daughters, Gail Rhodes of Whitewater, WI; Carol and son-in-law Bob Berray of Powell, WY; Tricia Rhodes of Bloomington, MN; and Bobbi Rhodes of Powell, WY. His gift of gab and fun will be sorely missed.  

His memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16th at the LaGrange Methodist Church, N8548 County Road H, Whitewater WI 53190.

Visitation will be at 9 am with family. The service will be at 10 am, with burial and lunch to follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the:
Lauderdale LaGrange Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. 
West 6080 US Hwy 12
Whitewater, WI  53190

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