Joel Roode was born on February 22nd, 1952. He was a retired Iowa State Patrol Officer and Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy. Joel passed away unexpectedly on July 8th, 2017 at the ripe age of 65 while at his home in Hampton.
Joel is survived and loved by his wife of 44 years of marriage Sally Roode (Dihlmann), since June 9th, 1973. His children Michael Roode, Kristin Roode (Zach Nus), and Brian Roode. His brother Mark Roode (Karen). His granddaughters Amelia Nus and Amara Nus. Along with his faithful companion Zoey.
Joel was preceded in death by his father Donald Roode and his mother Ferne Roode. His mother-in-law Margaret Dihlmann. His daughter Jennifer Roode.
Joel enjoyed reading books that pertained to World War II, The Civil War, and Harry Potter. He would binge watch the television shows NCIS and The Walking Dead. He was an animal and bird lover and loved to garden. He enjoyed playing and spending time with his granddaughters, especially his best buddy Millie, and talking about them. Joel loved to talk to people, it did not matter if he knew that person or not. A well-known fact about Joel was no matter the person, the subject, or his surroundings, he loved to talk.
The visitation will be held at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton, on Wednesday July 12th, 2017 from 4pm-7pm.
There will be a funeral service for this beloved father, husband, brother, grandfather, and notorious chatterbox at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hampton, on Thursday July 13th, 2017 at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Joel's family and mailed to Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home PO Box 403 Hampton, Iowa 50441.
Joel will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
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We are so sorry to hear about Joel's passing. What a wonderful person he was. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers.
Our sympathy to all of you at your loss.
We had several opportunities to talk with Joel when he visited his parents, and he was always friendly and welcoming. We especially appreciated his sharing Don and Ferne with us and our kids. Through our friendship with Joel's parents, we felt like we knew your family when your kids were growing up. Don and Ferne were proud of all of you and talked of you often. Your photos were prominently displayed in their home. I'm sure Joel will be missed by many.
Joel was one of my best friends growing up on 7th Ave South in grade school (Franklin). We had some great times in that nabe and some great sleepovers where we kept his folks on the run! Always fun going bowling with Joel and his dad! RIP buddy!
I always enjoyed working with Joel. I was shocked and saddened at the news of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the Roode family.. Elmer and Patty Pearson. X-256
Sally, thinking of you and your family. Gladys Fanny
You have our deepest sympathy, Sally, Mike, Brian and Kristin and Zach and girls. I seemed to run into Joel at Fareway frequently and our conversations always led to talking about our granddaughters. His whole face lit up when he spoke of them. Joel was a kind, professional, gabby guy. He will be missed by many. Mary Lou Semler
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