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Rod Sather

Rod Sather

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09/13/11 12:43 PM #1    

Chuck Holmen


Rodney Sather

Rodney "Rod" K. Sather, 59, of Northfield, Minn., and formerly of Eau Claire, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Eau Claire on Oct. 13, 1948, to Delos and Norma (Newton) Sather. Rod was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. He attended and graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1967. In 1967, Rod joined the U.S. Navy and served in the states as well as overseas, receiving his honorable discharge in 1973. Rod married Cindi Ruhe on Jan. 25, 1969. They lived in various places from the west coast to the east coast while raising two beautiful daughters, before divorcing after 33 years.

Rod worked in the computer industry from 1973 to 1996 for various companies, but spent most of those years working for Cray Research. In 1996, he decided to fulfill his passion for cooking by buying and running Diamond Daves Restaurant, recently renamed the Fieldhouse Sports Bar and Grill, in Northfield, Minn.

Rod enjoyed golfing, fishing (especially landing those big muskies in the North Country of Wisconsin), cooking and spending time with his six wonderful grandchildren.

Rodney is survived by his two daughters, Tina (Jason) Lemke of Northfield, Minn., and Lisa (Eric) Williams of Farmington, Minn.; his parents, Delos and Norma Sather of Altoona; two sisters, Jean Joseph of Eau Claire, Julie (Mike) Jackelen of Eleva; six grandchildren, Erin, Jamie, Tyler, Braden, Andrew and Logan; several nieces and nephews; and by many friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, March 6, 2008, at First Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Kerr officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at church.

Private burial, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 53, will be Friday, March 7, in Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home is serving the family.

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