Obituary: Rodney (Rod) Eriksen : Born: April 30, 1945

Rod was born on April 30, 1945 , in Frederic, Wis. to Elliott and Florence Eriksen. Rod married Sharon Allen on March 19, 1965. He worked for 42 years as a crane operator in mill construction and maintenance for Bohemia Inc., Willamette Industries, retiring from Weyerhaeuser.

He was a kind and loving man, a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Rod taught adult Bible study classes and spent many years alongside Sharon teaching and serving the children of Cottage Grove in Sunday School and Released Time Bible classes. His many interests included woodworking, exploring Oregon hiking trails . . .

You have reached content available exclusively to The Chronicle digital subscribers.

We are your reader-supported local news source. We survive in this era because subscribers are backing us.

You can be a backer too, and keep alive a powerful community asset — strong, independent and accurate news. Support us today and join the movement that says the loss of local news is an unacceptable loss.

Receive a 14-day free trial of unlimited digital access.

Already a subscriber? Login here.