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AGE: 57


ADDRESS: W2582 Bear Avenue, Rib Lake; A Township of Rib Lake resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:26 AM Sunday, September 30 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 1 ½ day


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM, Friday, October 5 at Woodland Community Church, Westboro


OFFICIATING: Pastor Bryan Reigier


INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake at a later date


VISITATION: 4-7 PM on Thursday, October 4 at Zondlo’s Ball Room, Rib Lake and also at Woodland Community Church, Westboro from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, October 5


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 5, 1960 in Medford, Wisconsin


EDUCATION: Ogema Elementary School and was a 1978 graduate of Prentice High School


MARRIAGE: 1st: November 15, 1980 at Ogema to Bobbi Marsh and they were later divorced; 2nd: February 29, 2004 at Woodland Community Church, Westboro to Kristin K. Rusch and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked as a manager at Hause Lumber Co. in Ogema. He also worked as a machinist at Conseco in Medford. Rodney drove truck for several area trucking companies before purchasing and operating Brantwood Auto Salvage. He then became the lead mechanic at Hank’s Truck & Trailer Repair in Tomahawk.
  During his earlier working years he always did side jobs as a mechanic or painter to help people out.        For the past 11 years, he fulfilled his dream being a full-time self employed mechanic/truck driver for Rodney Strobach Trucking in Rib Lake. He enjoyed helping people, dirt, mud, grease, problem solving, snowmobiling, boating, car racing, hunting & riding his motorcycle. He considered rules recommendations of what people shouldn’t do. Many considered Rodney to be a father figure, brother, mentor & best friend.


MEMBER OF: Interwald Wanderers Snowmobile Club and attended Woodland Community Church, Westboro


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Kristin K. Strobach of Rib Lake


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Jodi (Don) Behling of Medford, Kristy (James) Carlson of Prentice, Airman Katherine Strobach of Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS, Ryan Strobach of Rib Lake, Bekah Strobach of Rib Lake
Step-Daughter: Mary Drum of Centreville, VA


GRANDCHILDREN: Kiarah & Ashton Behling, Chase Reichert; 2 Step-Grandchildren: Deacon & Caden Carlson


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Bryan (Mary Henrichs) Strobach of Westboro, Gary (Kim Schroeder) Strobach of
Athens/Oconomowoc, & Jari Lynn (Jerry Kurth) Sackman of Ogema.


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister-in-law: Jini Strobach in 2010


SURVIVING PARENTS: In Laws: Robert (Ann) Rusch of Rib Lake & Karen Rusch of Rib Lake


DECEASED FATHER: Lee Edward Strobach


DECEASED MOTHER: Beverly Jean (Komarek) Strobach


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a
future designation
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