Rodney Michael Therrian

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died April 18, 2013

Rapid River, MI
Rodney Michael Therrian, age 58, of 10895 S.75 Road, Rapid River, MI passed away Thursday April 18, 2013 at home in Rapid River.

Rodney was born October 7, 1954 in Escanaba the son of Raymond and Marie (Johnson) Therrian. He attended school in Flat Rock, Escanaba and Rapid River prior to serving his country in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany.

Rodney was a member of the Painters Allied Trades Union Local #1011 where he was a painter for the Bosk Corporation of Escanaba.

Survivors include:
Sisters: Christine (James) Stephens of Las Vegas, NV and Katherine (James) Spriks of Rapid River. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive him.

In addition to his parents who died on May 18, 1969, his son Ronnie Ray Therrian, niece, Sarah Stephens, and great nephew, Gideon Spriks preceded Rodney in death.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Rodney may be directed to the Delta County Animal Shelter or the Michigan Diabetes Outreach Network. Envelopes are available at the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone.

10 Tributes for “Rodney Michael Therrian

    Kathy & Tina I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I think of both of you often. You are both in my prayers.

    Chris, this is Bill Anderson. I just read of the passing of your brother. I’m very sorry for your loss. I would also like to add, I felt so bad when your parents died way back in 69. I was in basic training at the time in Texas. I always liked them. My Mom died in Oct of 69 also. Again my deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother.

    Kathy, Jim and Family,
    We are so sorry to learn of your brother Rod’s death.
    Please know of our sincerest sympathies and prayers.
    Distance will prevent us from sharing our sentiments with you personally at this time but know of our presence in spirit and prayer until we can see you this summer.
    Much love,
    Bill and Chetti Green & Family

    Our deepest condolences to the Therrian family… and to my daughter Shannon and Joe Goudreau and anita his ex wife ….. he was a good friend may he rest in peace now he is with Ron…. having a good time on the other side <3 he will be sadly missed <3

    Rodney was a family member of mine. He was always, to me, uncle Rodney. The happy, full of life, selfless and smiling Rodney will be missed more then words can describe. To those who were blessed to meet him, I hope we all can smile in his memory. To those who didn’t know him, my words cannot do justice to his memory. You will be missed more then I can say.

    Dear Christine and Kathy I am sorry for your loss and I pray the Lord will comfort you both. I remember you from my class at Flat Rock School. My maiden name is Gail St Cyr. (Gary Rogers) I would love to hear from you someday. Love, Gayle

    So very sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. I will always remember him as “Uncle Rodney” from the days he would visit us back in Kansas with Uncle Mike and the gang. I remember once when I was 11 years old, I came in crying because some other kids had said mean things to me and Rodney sat down by me and gave me a hug and he brushed my hair and said “You are so much smarter than they are. Don’t let ’em get you down.” I will always remember that. He was so kind and so funny too! My heart is breaking for Anita and for the rest of his family and friends. I know you are rejoicing with your son now, and are together once again. Rest in peace Rodney. Godspeed.

    I remember spending time with Rodney and his son in the early 00’s. One day I was having a asthma attack brought on by stress and thought I wouldnt be able to catch my breath. Rodney talked me thru the attack and I was able to recover. I wish I could thank him again for this as he was a great, caring, selfless individual who had a big heart. Only knew him briefly but he impacted me in a positive way. Thank you Rod enjoy the next life with your boy!!

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