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Nadine Marie Bode, age 63 of New Ulm died unexpectedly at her home in New Ulm on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
Funeral service will be 11 am on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Grant Bode will officiate, and burial will take place at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Courtland at a later date.
Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-South Chapel in New Ulm. The visitation will continue from 10-11 am on Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org
Nadine is survived by her daughter, Emily Bode of St. Cloud; her mother, Naomi Budahn of Courtland; sisters, Krista Riggs of Courtland, Paula (Craig) Crownover of Fort Collins, Colorado; brother, Henry Bode of Courtland; step-sisters, Jeanette (Bruce) Lerohl of Tracy, Charlotte (Chris) Steveson of Colleyville, Texas; step-brothers, Jim (Amy) Budahn of Lakewood, Colorado, Alan Budahn of New Ulm; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ormund Bode; step-father, Lewis Budahn; and brother, Anthony Bode.
Nadine Marie Bode was born July 16, 1954, in New Ulm to Ormund and Naomi (Marxhausen) Bode. She was a 1972 graduate from Nicollet Public High School and later attended night classes on her own. Nadine worked the majority of her working career with 3M in New Ulm where she put in over thirty years of dedicated work. Later, she worked for Kwik Trip in New Ulm until her health caused her to retire. Besides her work, there were a variety of hobbies in life that brought Nadine joy. She was an active member of the community where she participated, and volunteer coordinated numerous 5K runs. In her younger years, she also enjoyed spending time with friends in adult softball leagues. Nadine had tremendous talent crafting and working with her hands. She created countless gifts through knitting, sewing, and weaving that she shared with family, friends, neighbors, and hospitals. Nadine was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm, a volunteer with the Brown County Humane Society, and also was active with the New Ulm Police Commission. Although her passing seems so sudden and unexpected, many cherished memories will stay in the hearts of those who knew her best. Blessed be her memory.
Published on May 13, 2018
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