1947 Orris 2021

Orris Rodahl

September 2, 1947 — March 19, 2021

Orris Anton Rodahl went home to be with Jesus and the angels on Friday March 19, 2021.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM Friday March 26 at All Saints Catholic Church in Brainerd, MN.  Visitation will be from 9-11 AM Friday before the funeral and Thursday evening from 4:30-7:30 at Brenny Funeral Home in Baxter, MN with a prayer service at 7:00.  Interment will be at the MN State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls at 2pm Friday.

Orris was born to Anton and Inga (Ring) Rodahl on September 2, 1947 in Thief River Falls, MN.  He grew up on the family farm in Holt, MN and attended Newfolden High School.  After school, Orris entered the Army and proudly served his county in Korea and Germany from 1966 - 1969.  Orris married the love of his life, Francine (Lotzer) Rodahl on September 26, 1970.  Orris and Fran moved to Brainerd in 1972 where they started Independent Petroleum Services and raised their four children.

Orris enjoyed time with friends, family, and his dogs. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed camping, traveling, snowmobiling, boating, and doing karaoke with his wife of over 50 years.  He was an active member in the community volunteering at the Catholic communities of St. Andrews, St. Francis, and All Saints, a member of the Baxter Snowmobile Club, Chamber, Legion, VFW, and the retired military group.  He enjoyed playing Santa in the community for many years.  Orris will forever be remembered for his faith, love of God, country, and family; his bounding optimism and the amazing ability to light up any room he entered. Orris was a one-of-a-kind simple guy and will be greatly missed by many who enjoyed his jolly laugh, great smile, and sayings such as “We are truly blessed.”

He is survived by his wife Fran, children Chrissy, Burnsville, MN, Mike (Michelle) Brainerd, MN, Lori Ann (Karl), Blaine, MN, Andy, Brainerd, MN; brother Maurice, Brainerd, MN; sister Mary Johnson, Thief River Falls, MN; and grandchildren: Sam, Ari, Emma, Christian, Sophia, Hannah, Eli, and Evan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Helen Houman, niece Vicki Hirte and nephew Bobbie Mack.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, March 25, 2021

4:30 - 7:30pm (Central time)

Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter

7348 Excelsior Rd, Baxter, MN 56425

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Prayer Service

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter

7348 Excelsior Rd, Baxter, MN 56425

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Visitation

Friday, March 26, 2021

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

All Saints Catholic Church (Brainerd)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, March 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

All Saints Catholic Church (Brainerd)

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Interment

Friday, March 26, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery

15550 MN-115, Little Falls, MN 56345

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