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1921 Ella 2014

Ella J. Rodick

April 5, 1921 — December 24, 2014

Ella J. Rodick, 93, of Bancroft, Nebraska died on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at West Point Living Center in West Point, Nebraska. Funeral services for Ella will be held on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft; Pastor Philip Hale will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Sunday, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft. Burial will be in the Bancroft Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Organ Fund. Arrangements by Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft, NE. Ella was born on April 5, 1921 in Osmond, Nebraska, the daughter of Ernest and Anna (Lindwurm) Schultz. She was baptized on August 28, 1921 at Eden Valley Lutheran Church in Osmond and confirmed on April 14, 1935 at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point. On September 27, 1940, Ella was united in marriage to John Rodick at Grace Lutheran Church. To this union two sons were born: Arlan and Melvin. The couple farmed in the Bancroft area. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft, serving on the Alter Guild and the Chime and Bell Choir. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, dancing and baking. Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Arlan (Pat) Rodick of Shasta Lake, CA and Melvin (Barb) Rodick of Castle Rock, CO. She is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, a sister, Alice Klintworth and brother, Ervin Schultz.


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