Obit: Rodda, Simon J. (1862 - 1940)
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Surnames: Rodda, Crouch, Glenn, Edison

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 08/29/1940

Rodda, Simon J. (28 OCT 1862 - 23 AUG 1940)

Funeral services for Simon J. Rodda will be conducted Saturday from the Griebenow Funeral Parlors. Rev. W.P.D. Powe will officiate at the services and interment will be made at the Riverside Cemetery.

Mr. Rodda, a pioneer resident of this community was 77 years of age at the time of his passing away. The long span of years that he enjoyed in this community made for him a great number of friends, who are sorry to hear of his passing. The Enterprise will publish an obituary next week.

(Follow on in 9/5/1940 Owen Enterprise)

A stroke which Simon J. Rodda suffered at his home in the town of Maplehurst (Taylor Co., Wis.) on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1940, proved fatal to him at the age of 77 years and 10 months.

Simon was born on Oct. 28, 1862, in Bohemia.

With his parents he came to this country while but a small child and lived at Cleveland, Ohio for many years. As he reached his early manhood he moved with his parents to Iowa where they lived for a while and then he worked out for neighbors as a laborer.

On May 2, 1887, while still living in Iowa he met and married Miss Anna Salasek at Sac City. The couple raised a family of six children. In 1916 the family moved to this community where they settled on a farm northwest of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), where Mr. Rodda spent the remainder of his life, which was a pleasant and active one.

He was a life member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and had served on the town board of his community as well as the county board and as treasurer of his school district. Through these activities he acquired himself many true and loyal friends who respected him for his high character and fine qualities which he displayed in public and home life.

Mr. Rodda was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, who passed away in 1934 and by one daughter, Margaret in 1922, and a brother, James, who died at Havelock, Ia., in 1925.

Surviving him are his daughter, Mrs. Virginia Crouch of Tujunga, Calif., and sons, Edward of California, William of Iowa, John, Ted and Dan of Withee; two sisters, Mrs. Shelby Glenn of Havelock, Ia., and Mrs. Anna Edison of Horton, Kan.; and a brother, John, who resides on route 1, Withee, Wis.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, Aug. 31, from the Griebenow Funeral Parlors with the Rev. W.P.D. Powe officiating. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Fred Warns Sr., Sven Svenson, William Desota, Ed Honarjager, George Linde and Magnus Hauschildt.



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