Larry L. Rodenz, Waupaca, WI (Formerly of Mabel, MN) Age 64 – passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah, WI. He was born on March 17, 1947 in Rochester, MN, the son of LeRoy and Lorraine (Berndt) Rodenz. He married Linda Hyland on November 26, 1966 in Rochester, MN.
Larry is survived by his wife; Linda Rodenz of Waupaca, daughter; Jennifer (Rick) Meyer of Bonners Ferry, ID, and son; Bret (Miriam Leean) Rodenz of Waupaca, five grandsons; Vincent, Blake, Mitchell, Christopher, and Matthew, a brother; Darrell (Sandy) Rodenz of Eden Prairie, MN, and five sisters; Donna Lokken of Rochester, MN, Joyce (Ken) Ingalls of Rochester, MN, Barb Sauter of Rochester, MN, Sharon (Rueben) Felt of Kenyon, MN, and Debbie Cedergran from the Twin Cities, MN. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister; Brenda.
Larry had been employed as a service representative for a gas utility company in Minnesota for 44 years, retiring at age 62. He had many interests which included hunting, fishing, hunting for wild Ginseng, and wood working. He had been active in the Mabel community, serving as a volunteer fireman, and as a member of the Mabel Lion’s Club, and the Mabel Business Association. He also loved the family boating outings on the Mississippi River. While living in the Waupaca area Larry enjoyed riding his golf cart along the trails near their home, and touring Waupaca on their scooters. He also spent many wonderful hours cruising the Chain O’ Lakes with family. He was a loving husband of 44 years and a wonderful father, and will be deeply missed by his family.
A memorial visitation was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, WI. A Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Mabel, MN. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI assisted the family with arrangements.