Rodney Magsam 1953–2019 Northfield—Rod Magsam, age 66, passed away at home with his family by his side on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Rodney Dale Magsam was born April 9, 1953, in Crookston, Minnesota, to Raymond and Edna (Jenni) Magsam. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Crookston High School in 1971. Following high school he moved to St. Paul. In 1975, Rod moved to Algona, Iowa, where he managed the Pizza Hut. On July 16, 1977, Rod married Donna Lou Droel at Call State Park near Algona. In 1982, Rod & Donna moved to Northfield and opened their own ServiceMaster franchise. In 2009, they sold ServiceMaster and Rod embarked on a new business venture with Minnesota Hardwood Floor & Renewal. Rod had a life-long passion for working on cars and enjoyed trading stories with his brothers about their adventures with muscle cars and sports cars over the years. He loved spending time at the North Shore and was always ready to get a cup of coffee and socialize. Rod had a strong faith in the Lord and enjoyed fellowship with his church community. He brought a "can-do" attitude to everything he did, and will be deeply missed by his friends and family. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Donna; his children, Shanda of Edina, Joshua (Holland) of Tigard, Oregon; 3 grandsons, Jacob, Kai and August; 3 sisters, Bertha Magsam of Missouri, Marlys (Bill) Martin of Oklahoma, Sylvia (Bill) Nueske of Wisconsin; 5 brothers, Elmer (Marilyn) of Wisconsin, Larry (Carol) of Kansas, Bill of Arizona, Dean (Kathy) of Oklahoma, Mark (Pam) of California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter Heidi in 2007, his parents, and brothers Danny, Gilbert, Gerald and Marvin. Services will be 2:00PM, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Northfield Ballroom, 1055 MN Highway 3. Visitation will begin at Noon and a reception will follow. Interment will be Oaklawn Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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