Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Rodney Magnuson, age 77, went to meet His Heavenly Father on August 23, 2019.
Rodney was born in Jamestown, ND, on October 24, 1941. He was the oldest of three children born to Albert & Louise (Grover) Magnuson. He attended the Hebron Consolidated School for eight years.
He farmed with his dad, Albert and worked for various neighbors in the Hawksnest Township area. Rodney met and married the love of his life, Leona Otto on February 22, 1964 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Robinson, ND.
Rodney continued to farm grains, cattle, sheep, hogs, & chickens with his dad as well as working part-time at the Lumber Company, and Hertel Trucking, both of Carrington; Mittleider Excavating, Sykeston and Stop-N-Go in Carrington for 10 years (as well as farming during this time). He retired from farming in 2003. Rodney was involved in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Sykeston) as a Trustee, Elder and a Treasurer for 20 years. He was the President & Treasurer of Lutheran Laymans League Couples Club; a lifetime member of the Sykeston Volunteer Fire Department (firefighter, Training Officer, and Assistant Chief) for 50+ years and Hawksnest Township Supervisor.
Rodney is survived by his wife Leona, Carrington; a daughter Sue (Arron) Stein, McClusky, a son Brian Magnuson, Carrington; grandchildren Calvin Magnuson, Bismarck, Zachary Magnuson and Sadie Magnuson, both of Carrington; a brother Dean Magnuson, Grand Forks, a sister Karen (Joe) Morris, Fessenden; 2 step-granddaughters, Tiffanie (Alan) Symington, Cavalier, Kimbra Karlgaard, Fargo; 9 step great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law Richard Otto, Bowdon; a sister-in-law Phyllis (Otto) Heibert, WA; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert & Louise (Grover) Magnuson and his grandparents: Wilbur & Irene (Higley) Grover and John & Augusta (Erickson) Magnuson.
Visitation will September 1, 2019, Noon-7:00PM, followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Funeral Service will be September 2, 2019 at 10:30AM at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington.
Burial will be held at the Carrington Cemetery.
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So very sorry to hear of Rodney`s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you Leona and family, May God give you strength in this time of loss.
Thinking of your family…Rodney was such a good neighbor and friend to the folks and our family. Wishing you peace at this difficult time. Love and blessings. Beth Kurtz Tweed
So sorry to hear about Rodney. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.
Very sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. Prayers to all the family.
Thinking of the family as they move through these difficult times. My prayers and thoughts are with you all!
So very sorry to hear this news. You will all be in my prayers. May Rodney’s memory be eternal!
Sorry to hear about Rodney. Prayers are with you.
Brian, Zachary & Sadie, my deepest condolences. Kara Carr
Very sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of your families during this sad time.
Leona, You and your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! May god bless you. Shirley Chris and Bronson Charles
Sue, we are sorry to hear your Dad passed away. Thinking of you and Aaron and family. Praying for comfort and strength.
Sorry to hear of Rodneys passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you Leona, and the rest of your family.
Lanny & Arlene Leifert
Sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace.
I was so sorry to hear of Rodney passing. I thought the picture of the farm place with Rodney’s picture was especially nice. He was a truly kind hearted man. I am keeping you all in my heart and prayers.
Aunt Leona, Sue & Brian – So Sorry to hear of Uncle Rodney’s passing. Sending many hugs and prayers your way.
My condolences at this difficult time, my prayers are with you Brian and family. May god guide you through.
Carolyn and I are so sorry of Rodney passing. May he rest in peace. Our prayers and thoughts are for the family.
I am sorry to hear of Rodneys death. Your family is in my prayers.
We were so sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. Know we are thinking and praying for you all. So sorry we couldn’t be there for you all today. Know we will be thinking of you today and the days to come. Gods blessings you all. Rest in peace Rodney.
Leona, So sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. May God bring comfort and grant peace to you and your family in these difficult days.
Sorry for your loss thinking and praying for your family at these difficult times
Leona and family,
So sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
In sympathy for Leona and family.