AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Rodney Flodin, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora. He was 85 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Joe Reed will officiate.
VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
INURNMENT will be at Viola Lake Cemetery in Siren, WI.
Rodney L. Flodin, of Mora, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. He was 85 years old.
Rod was born in Grantsburg, Wisconsin on October 19, 1934 to Norbert and Ruby (Sundquist) Flodin. He graduated from Webster High School in 1952. He then attended one year of Bible School in Alberta, Canada. He served in the Army from 1958 – 1962 and was stationed in Maryland, Alaska and California.
For many years, Rod worked as an auto mechanic including some time at Frederic Chevrolet. He also was a tractor mechanic in Grantsburg and Hinckley, often making “field” calls after hours. He also had his own small engine repair business.
He enjoyed many outdoor activities; camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and gardening. His love for animals was very apparent early on. While living in California, he worked on a ranch and rode horse in parades. Later he had his own hobby farm and was known for taking-in sick animals and nursing them back to health. He even saved the life of a favorite dog by giving him CPR.
Rod was preceded in death by his parents, sister Delores Fristed, brothers, Glenwood, Norman and Donald.
He is survived by his daughter Tresa Boese; grandchildren, Tyler and Tanya; step-children, Brandon (Jocelyn) Handy, Stephanie (Chris) Gardner, Kristen (Brandon) Akkerman and Karl (Tory) Handy; step-grandchildren, Dakota, Jacob, Emily, Alyssa, Elliott, Liara and Axton; many other relatives and friends.