Rodney Miland, 65, of Spring Valley

Rodney Miland

Rodney D. Miland, 65, of Spring Valley, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus in Rochester.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1953, in Preston to Douglas Melvin and Shirley (Johnson) Miland.

He grew up on the family farm in Spring Valley and attended Spring Valley elementary and high school where he played football and excelled at wrestling.

He enjoyed working in the outdoors, loved feeding the birds, mushroom hunting and working in the yard. He truly enjoyed making things out of wood and was a self-employed carpenter until his health no longer allowed it. His cat “Miss Kitty” then became his enjoyment. 

He is survived by his father, Douglas Miland; six siblings, Pat Copeman, Mike Miland, Nancy (Mark) Apland, Gary Miland, Rhonda Miland and Char Losey, all of Spring Valley; many nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his mother and brother-in-law, Steve Copeman. 

Private family services will be held. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

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