Calvin Dean Hodde

Calvin “Dean” Hodde, 85, of Lacy Lakeview, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 12, 2020 at his home.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Pastor Austin Nickel officiating. Due to COVID-19, seating is extremely limited. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website for your convenience.  

Burial: White Rock Cemetery in Ross

Dean was born in Hill County, on November 19, 1934 to Lillian Kaddatz Hodde and Edwin Hodde. He grew up in Hill and McLennan counties and attended school in Axtell, Moody, Midway, and West. He graduated from West High School in 1953. Dean earned a real estate license through McLennan Community College.

He married Mary Louise Corley on January 14, 1956. Together they raised four children.

Dean worked for Ross Cotton Gin, General Tire, remodeled and built houses and became a real estate investor. He also worked his farm raising crops and cattle. Dean loved to hunt, fish, and spend time outdoors. He was a member of First Lutheran Church Waco for approximately 75 years.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; and wife of 63 years, Mary Hodde.

Dean is survived by siblings, Edwin Ray Hodde, Betty Hubbard, Roger Hodde Sr.; brother-in-law, Clifford Corley; children, Diane Luedke and husband, Larry Sr., Glenda Bain and husband, Virgil, Calvin Ray Hodde and wife, Doris, and Dawn Wilson and husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Larry Luedke Jr, Jennifer Terry, Aaron Luedke, Michael Hodde, Ashlye Luedke, Chance Hodde, Mari Wilson, Stanton Bain, Karina Wilson, Fallon Bain, and Corley Hodde; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephew, Russell Lockwood Jr. with granddaughters serving as honorary pallbearers.

For those who desire, memorials may be made to the White Rock Cemetery Association, PO Box 505 Elm Mott TX 76640; First Lutheran Church Waco, 100 North 6th Street Suite #301 Waco, TX 76701; or to the charity of your choice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status


Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Johnnie & Carolyn Hahn

    Our prayers and condolences for your families. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Doris my deepest condolences may Calvin RIP 😢
    Let me know if I can help with anything
    Here for you

    • Doris’ father-in-law, Calvin “Dean” passed away. Her husband “Calvin” Ray is doing great. My father went by his middle name and my brother goes by his first name, it has been very confusing since 9-11 when everyone had to start using their first name.

  3. Congratulations to Mr. Hodde for completing his earthly life, and has now joined his lovely wife to begin their Heavenly life together.
    I’m sure it was hard for him to leave his families whom he loved so much, and for you to lose your DAD, your GRANDPA, a BROTHER, UNCLE, a FRIEND, but he left knowing that he WILL see his family again. Rest assured, he and his wife of many years, will be at Heavens door to give you that loving hand.
    My heart goes out to you all.

  4. Cheryl and Scott Williams

    Know that our prayers are with you all.

  5. Calvin and Family,
    We are thankful we got to meet your daddy. We will keep you and all your family in our prayers.
    Steve and Sherry Hilpert

  6. Chris and Lanelle Boyd

    Jennifer and Family,
    Lanelle and I are sad to learn of Mr. Hodde’s passing. We are praying for your family’s comfort and the Lord’s blessings on your family. You can be thankful for his long life and his wonderful influence on all those with whom he came in contact. Now he will be forever reunited with his loved ones.
    Chris and Lanelle

  7. My sympathies to the Hodde Family. Dean and Mary were my neighbors when I lived in Lacy Lakeview and I always enjoyed visiting with them. They were super people.

  8. So sorry for your loss Ashley and your family. Thoughts and prayers.

    Regina Hawkins

  9. Prayers for the family

  10. Cathy & Kevin Groppe

    We are very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  11. Calvin and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him very much.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  12. Diane, so sorry to hear that your father passed away. Know that our prayers are with you and your family.
    Jim and Lynn Gullion

  13. Such a wonderful man & family. Hugs & prayers.

  14. Diane, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Times like these are never easy. I am sending you an air hug.

  15. Dear Dawn, Mari, Karina, and the rest of your family,
    My prayers are with you all in the loss of your loved one. Blessings on you as you grieve and rest in the Lord.
    Love to you all,
    Karen Marstaller

  16. To Betty Hodde Hubbard and All Members of the Family,

    My Sincere and Deep Sympathies to you all. As a Sunday School classmate and Confirmation classmate of Betty and a long time and former member of the First Lutheran Church, Waco, I saw first hand Calvin’s dedicated service to the Church and His Family. These special memories that we share will be our ongoing strength in future days!

  17. I am so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. Your Faith, your memories, your family and your friends will be there to hold you up during the difficult days ahead. God Bless.
    Sheila Robertson

  18. Diane and Calvin,
    So very sorry for your loss! Prayers to you and your family.

    Melissa Green

  19. To Glenda and all your family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know how much all of you are being prayed for and thought of in these worst of times. I remember Dean as a true gentleman who always had a smile for everyone. He was the patriarch of an impressive Christian family that continues to provide leadership in the Lutheran community. He and your mom were really special people.
    Cheryl Brandt

  20. Sharon Hopwood - Waco, TX

    To the family, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Sorry to hear of your loss. His memories will always be on your minds and in your hearts. To God be the glory.

  21. So sorry for your loss Prayers for family for peace and comfort

  22. So sorry to hear of your loss, but your father is healthy and whole again. You all are in my thoughts and prayers, as you go through this difficult time-especially in this pandemic. We are afraid to gather and hug-things you need right now. I am sending virtual hugs and keeping you in my prayers. Lean on your faith and each other. God bless you all!

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