Joel Roode
February 22, 1952 - July 8, 2017

Joel Roode

Joel Roode
Feb 22, 1952 - Jul 8, 2017

Joel Roode
Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Ahead
Free Newsletter
Free Grief Support

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.

Healing Registry on Jul 11, 2017

Candle2 people have supported the family by purchasing them flowers or gifts from the Healing Registry.

Buy Gift Now

Lisa Buss on Jul 12, 2017

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.

Rich and Debby Gosnell on Jul 12, 2017

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.

Greg Dombrowski on Jul 11, 2017

Sietsema Vogel Funeral Homes on Jul 11, 2017


John Milligan on Jul 11, 2017

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!

Elmer & Patty Pearson........X-256 on Jul 11, 2017

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

Gladys Fanny on Jul 10, 2017

Sally, thinking of you and your family. Gladys Fanny

Mary Lou Semler on Jul 10, 2017

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

Show More



Add a photo


Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home
306 Central Ave East
Hampton, Iowa 50441
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


First Congregational United Church of Christ
22 1st Ave. S.W.
Hampton, Iowa 50441
10:00 AM

Gifts that Matter

Help show your support to the family during this difficult time by providing them a gift of sympathy flowers, gift baskets, and more. It's secure and easy, plus we'll ship your gift directly to the services.

Browse our products
*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

Have a floral question? Call +1 888 455 4590

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!


Product Name




Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To


No obituaries found

Product Details


Product Name



Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Ahead
Free Newsletter
Free Grief Support
Joel Roode

Sign in to add your memory

We will never post without permission

Joel Roode

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Joel Roode

Add to Your Calendar

Joel Roode

Obit Checkin

Joel Roode

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Joel Roode

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Joel

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Joel leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook