Viktoria T. “Vicky” Rhoades
July 18, 1932 - May 19, 2019
Viktoria T. “Vicky” Rhoades, age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Born in Munich, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Kaspar and Viktoria (Scherm) Fuermann. Viktoria was employed by the 97th General Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany, as an Administrative Assistant where she met her late husband, Donald, who was in the US Army.
In her leisure time, Viktoria enjoyed bowling and received
numerous trophies. She was also very talented; enjoying painting, playing
cards, knitting for her family members, and sharing her German heritage with
them. She served as treasurer for the Holy Family Women’s Altar Society, treasurer
for many of her bowling leagues and was a long time member of the Delaware
In addition to her parents, Viktoria was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald H. Rhoades; sister, Maria T. Zelenski; and brother, Georg. She is survived by her brother, Kaspar “Bert” Fuermann; children, Christa G. Mowery (Don), Patricia A. McDerby (Jack), William E. Rhoades, Anita D. McCloskey (Earl), and Diane Rhoades; niece, Susanna Fuermann; grandchildren, Michael and Andrew (Molly) Mowery, John (Melissa) and Brian (Julia) McDerby, Melissa Rawlins, Nicole Rhoades-Plummer (Zach), Kaitlin, Maggie, Patrick, and Aaron McCloskey; and 7 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 Noon on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, 19711, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 Noon. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Viktoria’s memory may be made to Holy Family R.C. Church at the address listed above.