Funeral services for Rodney Grossenburg were held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Winner, SD.
Burial was at the Winner Cemetery in Winner, SD. Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
Rodney was born on June 19, 1932, to Leo and Ethel Grossenburg in Rock Valley, Iowa. He married Rose Ranschau in 1953. He was drafted into the US Army and served his country until 1954. In 1958 he moved his young family to Winner, South Dakota, where he was employed by C.J. Grossenburg and Son (Grossenburg Implement) and became the sales manager. His career lasted 37 years.
He enjoyed pheasant hunting and held a keen eye for spotting that rooster in the ditch when road hunting. He was an avid sports fan and would watch any sport that had a ball in it-even soccer. He loved to garden and shared much of his produce with the neighbors. His flowers along 7th street were admired by many.
After retiring he enjoyed fishing trips to the Lake of the Woods with his wife, Rose, and Jim and Elaine Luce. Jack Peters and Rodney invented “ready golf.” He enjoyed watching his grandkids participate in their activities.
Rodney Lee Grossenburg passed away on July 5, 2019, at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center, Winner, SD.
Rodney is survived by his wife, Rose of 66 years, his daughter Debbie O’Donnell of Kennewick, Washington, his son Robin and wife Jan of Yankton, SD, his grandkids Michael (Amy) O’Donnell, Chris O’Donnell, Mark (Jocelyn) O’Donnell, Jeff Grossenburg, and Jenna Grossenburg, two great-grandchildren, his very close sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jim and Elaine Luce, and sister-in-law Elsie Thielvoldt, and nephews.