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Kenneth Rood

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Kenneth Rood

Kenneth Irven Rood, 70, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Brookline Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Mifflintown, PA.  Ken was born on October 2, 1953, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the late Irven and Sarah Elaine (O’Neil) Rood.  He was a graduate of Brainerd High School. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served for six years. On November 2, 1974, Ken was united in marriage to the love of his life, best friend and caregiver Carol (Snook).  For almost thirty years, he dedicated his life to operating his own painting business. He was an avid trapper, and loved deer and duck hunting.  His greatest enjoyment was spending time with Carol, his sons, grandchildren, and his loving furbabies.  He was preceded in death by his parents Irven and Sarah Elaine Rood; sister Tracy Zontelli; and his beloved cousin, Mike O'Neil, who was like a brother to him. 

Ken is survived by his loving wife Carol;

2 Sons and daughters-in-law: Jamie & Sonya Rood, and Scott & Raena Rood;

Grandchildren: Christian (McKenzie) Rom, Amber Rood, Garrin Rood, Valerie Rood, Benjamin Rood, Samuel Rood, and George Rood;

Great-grandchildren: Oliver, Rosaleigh, and Nichola;

Siblings: Cindy Fields, Shelley Watson, Jodi Calkins, and Doug Rood;

His fur-babies, Uff-Uff and Ginger; And many other special relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

Funeral service will be 11am – Monday, January 8, 2024 at the United Methodist Church – Pine Lake Chapel, Aitkin.  Pastor Gary Taylor will officiate.  Visitation will be 5 to 7pm Sunday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial with full military honors will be at Bennettville Cemetery.  Honors will be accorded by Aitkin American Legion Lee Post 86 and Aitkin VFW Roberts Glad Post 1727.

Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.  Go to www.srtfuneral.com to leave a message of condolence.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 7, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service
31 Minnesota Ave S.
Aitkin, MN 56431

Visitation
Monday
January 8, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pine Lake United Methodist Church
43472 240th Street
Aitkin, MN 56431

Funeral Service
Monday
January 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Pine Lake United Methodist Church
43472 240th Street
Aitkin, MN 56431

Military Honors
Monday
January 8, 2024

12:00 PM
Bennettville Cemetery
Tame Fish Road
Aitkin, MN 56431

A Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday
January 8, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hazelton Town Hall, US

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