Gerald A. Grode

August 31, 1931May 4, 2019

Gerald A. Grode, age 87, born August 31, 1931 in Erie, PA. Passed away May 4, 2019 in Carbondale, IL. Gerald was a member of Berean Christian Church of Murphysboro, and a retired chemist at Baxter Labs in Round Lake.

Beloved husband of the late Patricia A (Dible) Grode. Loving father of Cindy (John) Scheidt, and Chris (Lisa) Grode. Dear grandfather of Abigail Scheidt, Chianna Scheidt, Matthew Grode, Michael Grode, and Maxwell Grode. Cherished brother of Norman Grode, the late Reed Grode, and the late Laurene (Grode) Miller. Brother-in-law of Bette Schodorf.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 AM at Milburn Cemetery, Wadsworth, IL.

For funeral info: 847-336-0127


  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 18, 2019


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Russ Ward

May 15, 2019

What a great guy! Smart, gregarious, gentle, generous and always smiling. I knew him from Berean Christian Church where he was a member. I remember many times being lifted by a comment or his way of phrasing a question. He was also very humble. Only others told me of his work and its significance. He would always find a way of diminishing himself despite being an intellectual giant.

Most importantly, he was a Christian in his decision to follow Jesus and his disposition and countenance. He came to his faith late in life but in sincerity and earnestness.

He is missed.