Obit: Northrup, Rodger Dale
(1935 - 2022)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Northrup, Schoenherr, Volz, Jeffers, Todorvich, Kelm
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/31/2022
Northrup, Rodger Dale (6 July 1935 – 23 August 2022) With Flag
Rodger Dale Northup, age 87, of Pickerel, WI died August 23, 2022, under the care of his family and Compassus Hospice.
Rodger was born July 6, 1935, in Neillsville, to the late Leland and Grace (Schoenherr) Northrup. He married Iva Volz on August 4, 1956, in Neillsville. She preceded him in death April 20, 2018.
Rodger was a graduate of Neillsville High School class of 1953. He went on to serve in the US Army. He then settled in Chicago beginning at McLean Fogg. He moved with the company to Mundelein. His ingenuity and talent helped him rise to the head of the engineering department. Upon retiring, Rodger and Iva moved to Pickerel.
Rodger enjoyed trips to Michigan to watch NASCAR and Rockford and Milwaukee for USAC racing. He also enjoyed fishing. Rodger was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Pickerel.
Survivors include a daughter, Laurie (Dan) Jeffers of Gages Lake, IL, a son; David Northup of Sheboygan, WI; a sister Jeannine Todorvich of Thermopolis, WY, a granddaughter; Jessi Jeffers of Gages Lake, IL.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 30 at 11:30 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Pickerel. Reverend Rick Kelm will officiate. Visitation will be prior to the service at the church beginning at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be in Pearson Cemetery with Military Honors. Strasser-Roller Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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