Funeral services for Iven Leslie Bode, age 54, of Lake Brownwood, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Netherton Funeral Home and Cremations with the Rev. Rex Dodds officiating. Interment will follow in Mullin Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today, at the funeral home.                 Iven passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at his home at Lake Brownwood after a long battle with cancer.

    Iven was born Jan. 11, 1954, in Breckenridge, Texas, where he grew up and went to school. He was married to Debra Ann Hendrickson on June 16, 1978, in Breckenridge, where they had and raised four children. Iven was a machinist for 29 years. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was an honest, hardworking, simple man who loved, protected and cherished his wife, children and grandchildren; and they all cherished and adored him as well.

    Iven is survived by his wife, Debra Ann Bode; his four children, Eric Von Bode and wife, Jenny, Lela Elaine Bode Graham, Tina Lynn Bode and Dustin Cole Bode and wife, Christi; his father, Charles Bode; one sister, Ileta Bode Devier; one brother, Michael Bode; and 12 grandchildren.

    Iven was preceded in death by his mother, Elane Bode.