Obituary

Ralph "Bud" Dodd
August 4, 1929 - July 7, 2019

Ralph

Ralph "Bud" Dodd
Aug 4, 1929 - Jul 7, 2019

Ralph
Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Ahead
Free Newsletter
Free Grief Support

Ralph "Bud" Dodd, 89, of Belle Plaine, formerly of Geneva, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Belle Plaine Specialty Care in Belle Plaine. He was born August 4, 1929, in Franklin County to Victor and Marie Dodd.

Bud graduated from Geneva High School. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Lou Thies on September 21, 1950, in Hampton, Iowa. Bud served his country in the U.S. National Guard for 14 years. He attended Barber School in Des Moines and worked as a barber in Geneva and Hampton for 50 years. Bud was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton, First Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, Lions Club in Hampton and the Ackley Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, dancing and roller-skating. Bud also enjoyed playing cards and fishing. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and loved attending his grandchildren's activities.

Bud is survived by his sons Rick (Jayne) Dodd of Waseca, Minnesota, Randy (Karen) Dodd of Dike, Ron (Mary) Dodd of Northwood, Reggie (Jan) Dodd of Oskaloosa, Reece (Trena) Dodd of Belle Plaine; grandchildren Jennifer, Lindsay, Billie, Dusty, Blake, Josh, Jackie, Jill, Ryan, Julie, Shaylee, Macy and Brock; 23 great-grandchildren; brother Dan (Carolyn) Dodd of Bella Vista, Arkansas, and sisters-in-laws Teresa Dodd, Shirley Sprain and Donna Schachterle.

He was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Marie Dodd, wife Bonnie Dodd, and siblings Vaneta Norman, Don Dodd and Donna Roegner.

Memorials may be directed to Essence of Life Hospice in Amana, Iowa, or Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton, Iowa.

Healing Registry on Jul 11, 2019

Candle7 people have supported the family by purchasing them flowers or gifts from the Healing Registry.

Buy Gift Now

cynthia on Jul 23, 2019

I'm so sorry for the loss of Ralph "Bud" Dodd. Although your grief may seem unbearable, know that God wants to comfort you. Pour out your heart to him in prayer and experience the peace that only he can give.

Jeremiah 29:11 says “‘For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.

Sincerely,
Cynthia

cynthia on Jul 11, 2019

I was sorry to read about the passing of Ralph Dodd. Death was never part of God's plan for mankind. Please accept my deepest sympathies. May the God of comfort give you peace during this most difficult time. Ps 116:15.
Sincerely,
Cynthia

Kate West on Jul 9, 2019

I enjoyed playing cards with Bud. He loved to go see his grandkids play in games. We will be missed.

Nancy Hofmeister on Jul 9, 2019

I remember getting my hair cut at Hampton; Bud did a great job! Bud was a fantastic person! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Nancy Hofmeister

Paula (Thies) Clark on Jul 8, 2019

CandleSo sorry to hear of Bud's passing, our sympathy goes out to all the family , I am unable to attend the service or visitation that day but I will be thinking about all of you, My condolences to all of you.

Rex Van Wert on Jul 8, 2019

Bud gave me my first haircut on probably a Saturday night in Geneva about 70 years ago. I am told that my mother cried. I had many more of those hair cuts over the years in Geneva and Hampton. His barbershop was always a gathering place and the "news" of the day was topic of discussion. Bud always had a kind word and a great greeting. My condolences to the family .

Cindy and Dick Ehlen on Jul 7, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear this! Bud was a wonderful friend to all. Our prayers go to his family and many frirnds!........
Cindy and Dick

Jan Condon-Strickler on Jul 7, 2019

Great memories of waving to Bud every time I walked past the barber shop no matter if he was doing a hair cut or sitting in the barber chair reading the paper! Occasionally I gave him the privilege of trimming my long hair and he would tease me how he hoped I didn’t go bald like my Dad!
Bud loved people, loved his family and was very proud of them all, and could talk sports for hours, and he had a huge heart!
May you find peace with all the memories-

Alfred Janssen on Jul 7, 2019

To the family of Bud Dodd: My sympathy to you! Bud was my barber for many years and also served in the National Guard with him at Hampton. Also played softball against him. pretty good pitcher! A good man--a good husband--a good Father & Grandfather. He knew Jesus as his Savior and now is safw in His arms. Al Janssen Waverly Iowa

Wayne Towle on Jul 7, 2019

So sorry to hear this. Will be thinking of the family.

Videos

Photos

Add a photo

Visitation

Jul
11
Thursday
Trinity Lutheran Church
16 12th Ave NE
Hampton, Iowa 50441
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Service

Jul
11
Thursday
Trinity Lutheran Church
16 12th Ave NE
Hampton, Iowa 50441
1:00 PM

*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

-
+

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. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries for the next business day but early morning delivery cannot be guaranteed if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To

 
 

No obituaries found

Product Details

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Ahead
Free Newsletter
Free Grief Support
Ralph

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Ralph

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Ralph

Add to Your Calendar

Ralph

Obit Checkin

Ralph

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Ralph

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Ralph

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 Ralph leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook