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Alfred Rod

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 24th, 2013

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MENDOTA - Alfred “Fritz” Rod, 79, of Mendota, formerly of Sublette, died April 22, 2013 at Mendota Community Hospital.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Merritt Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Slutz officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the funeral home.

Mr. Rod was born June 6, 1933 in LaMoille to Ross and Verna (Wendel) Rod.

Survivors include two daughters, Nigal (David) Oleson of Genoa and Robin (Greg) Cason of Dixon; three sons, Rodney (Cynthia) Rod of Arlington, Ross (Carmen) Rod of Marseilles and David (Tianna) Rod of South Elgin; 13 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two brothers, Ralph Rod of Princeton and Donald (Shirley) Rod of Amboy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James; and one grandson, Chase.

Mr. Rod was a graduate of Mendota High School. He was a salesman for Schaffer Oil Co. and then started his own business, American Specialists Libricants. During the same period, he became a distributor for Baldwin Filters. He was also engaged in farming in the Sublette and LaMoille areas. He later became a distributor for Walker Mowers located in Ft. Collins, Colo. and oversaw over 40 dealers. He retired in 2007.

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