Rodney " Rod" D. Anderson, 50, of Rushford

Rodney " Rod" D. Anderson

Rodney " Rod" D. Anderson, 50, of Rushford, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at his home. 

Rod was born on April 8, 1968, in Duluth, Minn., to Lyle and Elaine (Jacobson) Anderson. He was raised in South Rushford and was a 1986 graduate of Rushford High School, where he participated in football, wrestling and baseball. 

He was united in marriage with Kim Bunke on December 12, 1987. Rod received his Bachelors Degree in education from Mankato State University and his Masters Degree from Winona State University. Rod taught in Schofield, Wis., one year and later at Kasson-Mantorville High School for five years before moving back home to teach math at Rushford-Peterson in 1998. 

Rod, not being afraid of hard work, could fix anything from cars to computers, and he never hesitated to help anyone. Rod's love for softball had him coaching, playing for Farmers (Johnson) Insurance, and attending Gopher softball games. His butterscotch cheesecake was second to none. Rod loved teaching, his friends and family, and most of all the love of his life, his wife and high school sweetheart, Kim. 

He is survived by his wife, Kim; mother Elaine and step-father, Chuck Eidenschink of Rushford; two children: Leandra (Andrew) Duneman of Rushford; and Dan (Hannah) Anderson of Rushford; two siblings: Edie (Charlie) Mueller of Rushford, Tim (Lori) Anderson of Lanesboro, Minn.; step-brother, Mike Eidenschink of Peterson; three grandchildren: Aviana, Camdyn, and Vivian; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. 

He was preceded in death by his father. 

There will be a Memorial Service for Rod on Friday, November 30, at 2 p.m. at the Rushford-Peterson High School Theater with The Reverend Steve Chellew officiating. Visitation will be at the school from 11 a.m. on Friday until the time of the service. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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