Clifford W. Rhode

ESCANABA – Clifford W. Rhode, 84, 325 S. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba, passed away on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home following a lingering illness.

He was born on June 29, 1928, in Gourley Township, son of Florian S. and Dagmar (Erickson) Rhode.

Clifford served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from Nov. 7, 1950, until his honorable discharge on Nov. 7, 1952. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.

On July 2, 1955, Clifford married the former Carol Jean Bartell at St. Agnace Church in Milwaukee, Wis. She preceded him in death.

Clifford worked heavy construction for 38 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Electrical and Laborers Union.

His survivors include his two sons, Danny J. Rhode of Escanaba and Gary A. Rhode of New Mexico; Gary’s wife, Marge; and grandchildren, Becky and Eric.

At the request of the deceased, no visitation will take place.

Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.