Waara, Rodney Milton "Rod" At 59, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven, on February 4, 2008, at home under the loving care of his wife Denise, son Ryan, and Hospice of the Lake. Rod fought a courageous battle with cancer for six long years, never losing his sense of humor, his love for his family and friends, or his faith. He made a huge difference in the lives he touched and will forever be loved, cherished and greatly missed by all. Rod enjoyed spending time with friends and family, playing cribbage, 31, golfing, salmon fishing on Lake Superior and traveling. Rod was born May 22, 1948 to Albin & Aune Waara in Wadena, MN. He lived in Sebeka and Keewatin, MN until the age of seven when his family moved to Minneapolis where he graduated from North High School and the U of M. He served his country from 1967-1969 during the Vietnam War. He was a Real Estate Broker and worked for local government agencies, including the last 17 years for Hennepin County, retiring in 2007 due to his health. Rod is survived by his loving wife, Denise; son, Ryan of Coon Rapids; brother, Marvin (Carol) of Hibbing; sister, Sandi Cook of Las Vegas, NV; stepdaughter, Jennifer Cossette; stepson, Kevin Cossette, both of Fargo, ND; and stepgranddaughter, Brittany Cossette of Bismarck, ND; along with numerous other family, friends and co-workers. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Delbert. A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion in Osseo, MN on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 4:00 PM. The family extends a special thank-you to Dr. Daniel Schneider and the staff at Riverside and North Memorial who cared for Rod through his battle, and to the Hospice of the Lake staff who assisted us in his final days.
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