George Allen RoddGeorge Allen Rodd of Cloquet passed away Aug.
George Allen Rodd of Cloquet passed away Aug. 27, 2013.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1928 to Franklin Allen Louis Rodd and Thelma Dora (Stanton) Rodd.
George grew up in Portage, Indiana and moved to Cloquet prior to his senior year in high school. He graduated from Cloquet Senior High School in 1946. George served two years in the U.S. Army from 1946-1948. During his service in the Army, George was selected to play on the Army baseball, boxing and fast pitch softball teams. Following his time in the Army George returned to Cloquet and boxed as an amateur in Golden Gloves boxing amassing an overall record of 30-3. George played for numerous fast pitch teams in Cloquet as well as for Cloquet City League teams in baseball and basketball.
George married Arlene Mae Orth on Aug. 4, 1951 in the Presbyterian Church in Carlton. Among his greatest joys was watching the accomplishments of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a lifelong Chicago Cub fan who never missed the chance to watch his favorite team.
George worked at Northwest Paper and then Potlatch for over 40 years.
George was preceded in death by his parents Franklin and Thelma; sisters Shirley Lowell and Jeanine Simpson; and brothers Robert, Franklin and Jack.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Arlene; children, Randall (Connie) Rodd, Tayna Curtiss, Wendy (Mike) Twomey, Kerry (Roni) Rodd, Timm (Nancy) Rodd, Scott Rodd, Kipp Rodd; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Inurnment service will be 4 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery. See the family online guestbook at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.
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