Rhody C. Yule, age 92, of Faribault, died on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Piperís Good Tidings Home for Seniors, rural Faribault.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault with Pastor Ron Mixer, Triumphant Life Church, Faribault, officiating. Interment and veteranís military rites provided by the Central Veteranís Association will be held in the Cannon City Cemetery, Cannon City.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Funeral Home, Faribault for one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Rhody Cedric, the son of Thomas and Carrie C. (Larkey) Yule was born on July 28, 1918 in Owatonna. Later, his family moved to Faribault until he was 12 years old and then they moved to Cannon City until the age of 23 years old. Rhody then joined the U. S. Army, serving as a combat engineer stationed in Alaska and several other posts in the Continental US. He was sent to Nagasaki, Japan shortly after the Atomic Bomb was dropped and was discharged in 1945. He married Shirley Davis on Dec. 13, 1947 and she preceded him in death on April 8, 2010. He was employed by L & S Sign Company, Faribault for 33 years and he retired in 1983. Rhody was known for his artistic painting skills in the area.

He is survived by his step son, Robert (and Kathi) Meyer of Faribault; seven step grandchildren; 12 step great grandchildren; one step son in law, David Spitzack of Faribault; special friends, Bill and Jean Kaul and family of Faribault and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; his parents; one son, Paul; one step daughter, Judith M. Spitzack; one sister, Harriet Yule; and two brothers, Wilfred and Roger Yule.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Rice County Veterans Memorial Expansion Project.

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Name: Audrey Helbling
Date: Monday June 13, 2011


I had the privilege to know Rhody, albeit for only a few years, and share the story of his artwork with others. I was also honored to help organize an art show for him at The Paradise Center for the Arts. Rhody truly was a talented artist, but more so a delightful man. He taught me so much via his positive attitude, his faith, his humility and his gentle spirit. I will miss him, his humor, his care, his soft-spoken appreciation for life. Blessed be his memory.