Obituary for Rodney Grieger

Rodney Grieger, age 69 of Northfield, passed away with his wife and family by his side on Tuesday evening, February 13, 2018, at the Northfield Hospital. Rodney Calvin Grieger was born October 20, 1948, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Norbert and Irene (Kuss) Grieger. As a child he lived with his family in Anoka before moving to Northeast Minneapolis. He graduated from Thomas Edison High School in 1966 and on June 30 enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam he returned to the United States and married Sharon Marie Stoltman on August […]

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Rodney Grieger, age 69 of Northfield, passed away with his wife and family by his side on Tuesday evening, February 13, 2018, at the Northfield Hospital.

Rodney Calvin Grieger was born October 20, 1948, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Norbert and Irene (Kuss) Grieger. As a child he lived with his family in Anoka before moving to Northeast Minneapolis. He graduated from Thomas Edison High School in 1966 and on June 30 enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam he returned to the United States and married Sharon Marie Stoltman on August 2, 1969, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brooklyn Center. Rodney returned to Vietnam and served a third tour. Following his Honorable Discharge, Rodney and Sharon lived in Robbinsdale for a short time until moving to Shakopee. Rodney worked at Our Own Hardware warehouse in Shakopee and in 1976 they moved to Burnsville. In 1992, Rodney went to work for the City of Burnsville as a building engineer. In 2003, they moved to Northfield and in 2015 he retired. Rodney enjoyed working on cars, listing to music and watching movies. He was a kind, understanding, and a caring and loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sharon; his daughter, Tressa (Brian) Graham of Madison, Wisconsin; his son, Michael (Karen) of Northfield; 4 grandchildren, Amanda, Annabelle, Gabriel and Lillian; 3 sisters, Cheryl Ann Reeves of Sioux Falls, SD, Christie Grieger of Robbinsdale, Nancy (Steve) Hegberg of Florida; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter Tiffany and his parents.

Visitation will be 4-8PM with a prayer service at 7PM on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors will be Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Visitation

February 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 8:00PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial: May 9, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Ave S Minneapolis, 55450 Get Directions

3 Comments

  1. Nancy

    How sad we were to hear about the passing of my brother Rod. Heaven is rejoicing as we are mourning the loss of a wonderful man. May the memories you have made together over the years give you comfort during this time. Much love and prayers, Steve, Nancy and Sydney

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  2. Wally Lind

    Very sad! I remember telling “war stories” to Rod and listening to his when we were both working in the Police building. His stories about notifying the next-of-in of war dead were the saddest, but after all that nasty bussiness with his war experiences, Rod was still a laid back nice fellow, that I always had to take time to talk to, and he always ook time to talk to me. Goodby Rod. Rest in peace!

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  3. Jollie Doran

    I am so sorry I missed the service for Rod. He was always a big help at the City and a joy to work with. My sincere condolences to Sharon and his family, Jollie Doran

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