D. Rodenborg Web PhotoDavid L. Rodenborg, of Mora, died on Friday, May 24, 2013. He was 55 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mora with Rev. Duane Fowler officiating.

VISITATION will be held two hours prior to the service on Friday at the church, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

INURNMENT will be at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the  Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

David Lee Rodenborg, of Mora, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013.  He was 55 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Heidi Rodenborg of Mora; his son Daniel (Tricia) Rodenborg of Mora; 3 granddaughters Annie, Karleigh and Kynleigh Rodenborg; his mother Betty Rodenborg of Mora; brothers Vernon Rodenborg of Mora, Ivan (Becky) Rodenborg of St. Cloud, and John Rodenborg of Mora; sisters Irene (Paul) Pojanowski of Blaine, and Cindy (Allan) Motschenbacher of Mora; 3 sisters-in-law Leslie Holliday, Penny Holliday and Shannon (Daryle) Ekleberry; one brother-in-law Dave Holliday; father-in-law Melvin Wicklund and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

David was born July 1, 1957 and raised in Mora, MN.  He graduated from Mora High School in 1975.  He briefly worked in Mora, and then worked at Cornelius in Anoka for almost 25 years.  After that he started “Dave’s Lawn & Snow” business.  He loved being his own boss and being able to work outdoors.  He also drove school bus for Mora schools for over 35 years, both part-time and full-time.  He enjoyed seeing all the bright eyes and smiley faces of the children on his bus route each day.

He met his wife Heidi on a “so called” blind date at RC Roller Rink in early spring of 1977.  Love blossomed and they married October 22, 1977.  The following October they were blessed with an amazing son, Daniel.  Even though he was small and fragile he had his daddy’s determination and fight; and has always made his dad proud.

He adored and loved his granddaughters Annie, Karleigh and Kynleigh very much.  They were literally the “sunshine of his life.”  Their smiles, laughter and angel faces made him so happy to be with them.  He always enjoyed talking and laughing with everyone; either sitting around the large table at Freddie’s Restaurant with family, out on the job, or visiting with neighbors he had a welcoming smile and a kindness that was seen by everyone.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and everyone his kindness touched.  He left a large hole in our lives, but Dave will forever have a place in our hearts.

He was preceded in death by his father Everette Rodenborg, brother Everette Rodenborg Jr. and mother-in-law Joan Wicklund.

Funeral services held on Friday, May 31st at First Presbyterian Church in Mora with Rev. Duane Fowler officiating.  Music provided by Elaine Keehr.  Pallbearers are Vernon Rodenborg, Henry Rodenborg, John Rodenborg, Brian Rodenborg, Paul Pojanowski and Nathan Pojanowski.  Inurnment will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery.

17 guestbook entries for DAVID L. RODENBORG

  1. Mike Anderson May 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Sorry for your loss, he will be missed.

  2. Debby Geiger May 28, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Heidi & family
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family at this time of need. He will be watching over you all the time.
    Debby Geiger

  3. JOYCE MUELLER May 28, 2013 at 9:48 am #


  4. Mary Bremer May 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Betty and family. We are so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  5. Pete and Kelly Swanson May 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    We are so sorry for your loss, your family is in our prayers.

  6. Alayne (Wiener) Torgeson May 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Denise Akkerman May 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Hold your memories near to your heart and always remember the love you all shared.

  8. Jody Anderson May 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    Heidi – Dave touched the life of many people. You are in our thoughts.

  9. Dave & Tanya Vacek May 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Dear Heidi and Family — We are so sorry for your loss. It breaks our hearts knowing what you are going through at this time. Dave was a really great guy and will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Bonnie (Blake) Olson May 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    David you will be missed by so many. You have touched many peoples life.

  11. Kendra Tacheny (Strelow) May 29, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    So saddened to hear of his passing. He was my favorite bus driver! I was always excited to see him when he was first our sub, then he took over our route. My prayers & thoughts are with his family.

  12. Herb & Karen Kipka May 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    To the family of Dave. We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was a good man I worked with him at Cornelius Co. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From St. Francis MN

  13. Leah DeVries May 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Heidi – I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Tammy Anderson-Fredrickson June 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    I’ll so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I’ve known your family for over 40+ years. I’m pretty sure every school bus driver I ever had, had the last name Rodenberg. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Leilani and John Beise June 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    So sorry for your loss…The kids on bus 4 will miss him..

  16. Rosanne Johnson June 3, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Heidi & family, So sorry to hear of Dave’s sudden passing – I am Lynn Morrison’s sister & I knew Dave to be a good man, always kind to us & he will be surely missed. Believe in your heart that you will see him again someday

  17. Mark & Kris Sorenson June 5, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    We were shocked to hear about your loss. We have good memories of Dave and the “Deere’s”. We still think about the Christmas Caroling with the John Deere tractors around Mora. Heidi and Dan – our prayers are with you.

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