Saturday, July 1, 2017


Donald Charles Rodman, Sr., 81, of Rib Lake, died Friday June 30, 2017 at Colonial House Nursing Home in Colby.
Donald was born October 12, 1935 in Athens, WI to Raymond and Matilda (Pecher) Rodman. He married Patricia E. Welch on May 29, 1965 in Pine City, IL. Patricia precedes him in death.
He is survived by his sons: Donald “Corky” (Kari) Rodman of Rib Lake, Ray Rodman of Westboro, Grandchildren: Colton “Brutus” Tibbets, Samantha and Emily Rodman, Sister: Darlene (Jim) Sodoma of Athens, Nephew: Jimmy (Tiffany Schreiner) of Athens and Niece: Lisa (Jim Judnic) Sodoma of Rib Lake. He is further survived by many cousins.

Donald served his country in the US Army. He drove in the motor pool and was also a rifleman. He was stationed in Germany.
Donald drove semi-truck over the road for Weather Shield, and then drove for Timberline Trucking. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He retired in 1985 due to health complications. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling on bus trips to casinos, and chatting with friends at Jim and Gloria’s Drive In.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday July 8, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Westboro. Rev. Dr. Bob Giese will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12 Noon until the time of service at 2:00 PM. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, burial of cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Donald can be given to First Lutheran Church of Westboro.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at