Daniel “Dan” Rhode passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 29, 2019.
A service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia. A time of gathering for the family will be one hour prior to the service.
His wealth of knowledge and big heart will be missed and cherished by the love of his life, Bonnie; his mother, Vivian; his four children, Roxanne (Brian), Stephen, Cherie, and Maggie; five grandchildren; siblings, Chuck (Marilyn), Michelle (Mark) and Randy (Amy); and many loving relatives and friends.
Dan is preceded in death by his father, Chester ;and his fur babies Hooch, Spaz, and Spud.
Dan was born on April 11, 1967, to Chester and Vivian Rhode. He grew up and attended school in Onamia. Dan worked at Crystal Cabinets in Princeton for many years. When not at work he loved driving his tractors, bailing hay, and taking care of his hobby farm. In the free time he had left, Dan could be found playing his guitar or singing in a local Band.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved spending time outside. He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, trapping, fishing, four-wheeling, and gardening. There was not a day that went by that Dan did not appreciate all that nature had to offer.
While living in St. Francis he perfected the art of venison sausage making. The neighbors would come by and hang out in the garage to discuss who had the best recipe for smoking ribs.
After living in St. Francis for 13 years Dan and Bonnie moved back to Onamia on part of the homestead where he grew up. Because he was a jack of all trades and could fix or build anything, he decided to build the garage of his dreams to pursue his passion for all things mechanical. Then and only then, Dan decided it was time to finally build Bonnie her house. They loved the peace and serenity of the quiet country life.
Dan was a kind, loving man with a witty sense of humor. He loved making others laugh. He could sit and have a conversation with anyone about the days gone by. He loved his family dearly and his grandchildren were so precious to him.
Our warm memories will bring us comfort. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.