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Rodney L. Grom, 60, of Peshtigo, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, while tending his family’s community garden plot. He was born in Marinette on September 29, 1957, to Ronald and Shirlee Grom.
He married Cheryl Gabriel on September 25, 1982, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grover. Their daughter, Alyssa, preceded him in death on March 3, 1983.
After graduating from Peshtigo High School in 1975, he earned an associate degree from UW–Marinette. He worked for 30 years at Badger Paper Mills and for 12 at Akzo-Nobel in Howard.
He is survived by his wife and parents; two sons, Brenton, of Wilmington, Delaware and Clayton, of Peshtigo; a brother, Scott (Marcia), of Peshtigo; a father-in-law, Roger Gabriel, of Porterfield; a mother-in-law, Janet Chapman, of Melrose, Minn.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and sisters- and brothers-in-law.
Rodney loved his children dearly and was known by all for his selflessness and pure heart.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 13, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home in Peshtigo from 4:00 pm until time of services at 6:00 pm. Rodney will be laid to rest Tuesday morning beside his daughter at St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
Rodney L. Grom
Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home