Henry “Hank” W. Pode, age 86 of Lake, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Hank was born the son of Heinrich and Alexandra (Ryzincynski) Pode on July 18, 1926 in Detroit. He was united in marriage to Theresa Raveau on November 29, 1947. Hank had served his Country in the Army during WWII; returning home he began his career as a carpenter. Hank and Theresa have lived in the Lake of the Pines community of Clare County since moving from St. Clair Shores seventeen years ago. Hank enjoyed playing Euchre at the Farwell Senior Center; he had been a member of the Harrison Moose Club. He enjoyed hunting with his children, playing with the grandchildren and fixing his snowmobile and Golf Cart. Hank attended the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Clare.
Hank is survived by his wife Theresa; his sons Denis (Patricia) of Algonac, Dean (Mary) of Pinckney and Darrell (Suzanne) of St. Clair Shores; a sister Ella Millard of St. Clair Shores; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Hank was predeceased by his parents and many siblings.
Visitation and services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. with the services lead by Father Bill Rutkowski of St. Cecilia Catholic Church beginning at 3:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Farwell Senior Center. Please consider leaving the Pode family a condolence at www.stephenson-wyman.com