Louise M. Pody


November 17, 1931 - December 1, 2013


Louise M. Pody was born November 17, 1931 at Mitchell to Nick and Marie (Gales) Martin.  She grew up at White Lake, SD and graduated from White Lake High School in 1949.  She attended Notre Dame Jr. College, Presentation College and Dakota Wesleyan University, where she graduated with a B.A. Degree. On January 23, 1960 she married Bruce Pody.  Her 28 years of teaching in country schools and Mitchell Public Schools ended with her affliction of Multiple Sclerosis. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, life time member of the National Education Association, the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

She is survived by her son, Bruce A. Pody, Beverly Hills, CA; and a sister, Jeanne (Francis) Laffey, Yankton.

Memorials are preferred and may be directed the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Thursday, December 19, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, December 20, 2013
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by dotty martens on January 10, 2014
Bruce...thank you so much for sending us the message about Louise passing away. We did not know this sad news. Louise was such a good friend to my mom, Hazel Grond. We would try to get together once in awhile for lunch/dinner if we got to Mitchell. Louise also would call us to meet her for lunch if she drove to Sioux Falls. She was a lovely lady and always so much fun to visit with her. I had wondered why we had not gotten a Christmas card from her this year......now we know. May she rest in peace !!!!
Posted by Joanne Hartigan on December 22, 2013
Rest in Peace, dear Louise, my good cousin and dearest friend. Love you always, Joanne and Arnold
Posted by Tiffany Thiry on December 17, 2013
Louise was relation to some of my HS friends and their Mother, I always knew who she was but didn't really KNOW her until 2000 when I was diagnosed with MS myself and she heard the news and immediately made contact with me! She forever sent Christmas greeting to my family and I and would always go out of her way if I saw her anywhere especially at Holy Family church services to visit and talk about and share what was going on in our lives! In always.believed and knew she had a HUGE and generous heart! No matter how hard life got for her she was always concerned that others had it worse! Truly a lovely soul.....may she RIP with her Lord and Savior!
Posted by Darci Eggers on December 16, 2013
Louise was one of my favorite teachers. She remained our family friend and I looked forward to reading her Christmas card to mom and dad every year. May she rest in peace with her fellow angels!
Posted by Don Peterson on December 16, 2013
Louise and my late wife Darla would make rosettes together every Christmas and she spent most major holidays with our family for many years. We all will miss her and know that now she is finally at peace.
Posted by Teresa (Mayer) Sprinkel on December 9, 2013
Louise was my second grade teacher at Eugene Field many years ago. I am very proud to say that over all these years we continued to stay friends. She was a great teacher and even a better friend. I will miss her deeply! Love Ya Louise!!!
Posted by Beverly Sievert on December 6, 2013
Louise and I took music lessons together in Sioux Falls. A lovely lady. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Joann McElroy on December 5, 2013
Louise was my second grade teacher in Armour and was one of my favorite teachers. May she now find peace.
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