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Beatty Funeral Home Washington
Sunday August 15th, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Sunday August 15th, 2021

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Gail Roder

Gail Ann Roder, 54, of Washington died at her home, Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

A celebration of her life will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington, with Fr. Bill Roush officiating. Family will receive friends from noon until service time. Memorials in the name of Gail Roder may be designated to the Holden Cancer Center.

Gail was born November 1, 1966 in Early, Iowa, the daughter of Roger and Ruth Lorraine (Kotz) Drey. She graduated from Crestland High School and Iowa Lakes Community College. She was united in marriage to Mike Roder on June 2, 1990 in Early, Iowa.

Gail was a self-employed daycare provider.  She enjoyed her family and loved spending time with them.

Survivors include her husband Mike of Washington; children Brian (Lauren) Roder of Kansas City, Kyle Roder of Cedar Falls, Michaela Roder of Waterloo, Matthew Roder of Ames; mother Lorraine of Early, Iowa; brothers, Steve (Jean) Drey of Storm Lake and Dean (Deb)  Drey of Early; sisters Laurie (Bill) Kinnetz of Emmetsburg and Lynn (Tod) Christensen of Johnston.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roger.

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Mike, Brian, Kyle, Michaela, and Matthew I am thinking of all of you. Gail was always so kind and friendly, went out of her way to say hello and talk, and it was obvious how much she loved her family. Sending my prayers and love.

Julie Murphy Aug 15 2021 12:00 AM

Roder family- Gail will always be remembered for being so kind and always having a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Angie Shrader Aug 14 2021 12:00 AM

Gail, I remember so fondly how you took care of my kiddos when they were young. I loved driving up to your house, seeing all the kids playing, and you telling me the adventures of their day. You made them food they loved, you arranged for Santa to visit them, you comforted them when they were sad, and you captured the moments of their days I missed with pictures you shared with me. We love you so, then, now, and always.Mike, Brian, Kyle, Michaela, and Matthew--my heart breaks for you. May you be surrounded by an abundance of love.

Kerrie Willis Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

Mike, so, so, so sorry for your loss.. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy--Kirk and Becky Harman

Becky Harman Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gail Roder

Rick Tracy Laws Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

Mike and family, Gail was one of nicest woman I had met in my life. Kind, beautiful, caring. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and yourfamily. Deborah, Robert , Elizabeth and Alex Schlegel.

Deb Schlegel Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

My heart broke when I read this lovely woman passed away. Every time you met Gail you left with a smile. Such an beautiful, sincere woman who you absolutely knew loved her family. I will always remember the Roders and their 4 kids sitting in the pew at church. I am so blessed I got to know Gail to know what a great family she and Mike have. God bless you all.

Jolisa Weidner Aug 12 2021 12:00 AM

Mike, Brian, Lauren, Kyle, Michaela,and Matthew my heart aches for all of you. Gail always wore a smile and treated everyone with kindness. A sweet lady missed by many. Prayers to you.

Dana and Craig Rembold Aug 11 2021 12:00 AM

Mike, Brian, Lauren, Kyle, Michaela & Matthew, I am absolutely heartbroken by the devastating news of the loss of your wife/mother! She was such a sweetheart & will be so missed by so many people! I really hope she is neighbors once again with Grandma Dorothy & Mike! My love & prayers to you all!

Marsha Horak Aug 11 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss! I remember what a great person she was for so many parents who needed a safe place for daycare. My Sympathy and pease know you are in my thoughts and prayers!Pam Coffey

Pamala Bergo Coffey Aug 11 2021 12:00 AM

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