Rod E Anderson, age 56, of Portage, left this world on August 11, 2022 to join our Savior and other friends and family. He passed away unexpectedly at his home.
Rod was born March 10, 1966, in Chicago Illinois, His parents the late Lois Jinerson and Ron Anderson.
He attended school and grew up in Oak Park Illinois. Graduated high School then went on to obtain his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Triton college, River Grove Ill. He worked for the Ford Motor Company when then he met his wife Kelly M Lyons from Horicon WI. They married on May 1, 1993, in Horicon WI at Zion Lutheran church. Both resided in Horicon together where they resided for years. He was a loyal and most giving stepfather to Luke Riehbrandt and Rebecca Keneally from little on. Rod and Kelly then had a daughter Aubrey Rose Anderson on April 22, 1995.
Upon relocating up to Wisconsin, he sought a career as a correctional officer at Fox Lake WI. for the state of Wisconsin. Worked his entire career there until he recently retired last year in 2021. In his spare time, he enjoyed painting military models on a daily basis, and he was extremely talented at it. He enjoyed fishing and shooting at gun ranges. He loved the Chicago Black hawks and revisiting Chicago for the good food. Most of all his life revolved around music in every aspect.
Rod adored his kitty Irwin and daughter Aubrey. Irwin resides now with Aubrey and Marshall.
Rod leaves behind his daughter Aubrey Anderson, fiancé Marshall Trudo IV, His granddaughter Amelia Trudo IV, stepchildren Rebecca Keneally, husband Aaron and their children Jackson and Elijah, and Lucas Riehbrandt, wife Melissa Riehbrandt and their children Grace and Jonathan. Sister Karen Anderson, friend Andy Sabatke. niece Biance Mora, great niece and nephew Nali and Owen, and nephew Ricky Mora. Further survived by his kitty Irwin, many friends, family and Kelly Anderson, ex-wife, forever friends till the end, Kelly’s brothers Dan (Mary) Lyons of Naperville, Ill. and their son’s Sean and Michael Lyons and Pat (Carol) Lyons of Hayward and their children Maddy and Hunter Lyons.
He was preceded in death by his late mother and father Lois and Ron Anderson. Late grandparents Lorretta and Carl Jinerson. and late ex mother-in-law Carrie Lyons.
Rod will be sadly missed by all that knew him. His humor and his heart of giving will never be forgotten. He was not a church goer but did believe and lived Gods way.
His health was failing for years. God took him peacefully as Rod was tired. This is not goodbye it is “see you again”.
A loving gathering for Rod will be held on September 24, 2022, at Kelly Anderson’s House in Horicon at 2 p.m.
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