Rosalie Bode Tederman of Gothenburg passed away in Kearney on Friday, November 3, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Born December 18, 1939 in Sutherland to Cletus “Clay” and Nellie (Hossack) Bode, Rosalie grew up in Gothenburg. She attended Hastings College and later graduated from Kearney State College. Rosalie worked in the early 1960s as an elementary school teacher and in the 1980s as a Kindergarten teacher’s aide and preschool teacher. Rosalie married Roger Tederman in 1962. Over the years, they lived in Gothenburg, Sargent, Grand Island, and North Platte, returning home to Gothenburg in 1990.
A homemaker during most of her adult life, she enjoyed her children’s activities, gardening, reading, sewing, and quilting. She participated in the Happy Homemakers Extension Club in Sargent, as well as P.E.O. Chapters CW in Sargent and AW in Gothenburg. Previously active at Westcott Baptist Church in Comstock, she and her husband were founding members of The Crossing Fellowship in Gothenburg.
Rosalie was known for her friendly smile, ready laugh, and cheerful conversation. Her home was open to many a hungry teenager while her children were growing up in Sargent. Her friends relied on her kind and listening ear. An active grandma, Rosalie could often be seen at her three grandchildren’s sporting events.
Rosalie is survived by her husband of 55 years, Roger, as well as children Elizabeth (Gary) Roe of Carmel, IN and Russell (Jo) Tederman of Lincoln. Also surviving are grandchildren Vic Roe, Nate Tederman, and Jenna Tederman and her younger sister and brother, Cleta McCann and Chuck Bode.
Rosalie’s parents preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held at Evangelical Free Church, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm with the family present from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm.
Services will be held at Evangelical Free Church, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm with Eric Most officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be designated to the Cletus & Nellie Bode Scholarship at the Gothenburg Education Foundation, the P.E.O. Foundation, or The Crossing Fellowship.