Rodney Royce Oslin of Brook Park died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 at the Sandstone Health Center in Sandstone. He was 86 years old.
He was born March 10, 1934 to Edward and Susie (Mohrenweiser) Oslin on the family farm in Peace Township. His parents introduced him and his siblings to hard work at an early age. He and his siblings were milking cows before and after school; he kept that strong work ethic throughout his life.
In the 1950’s he enlisted in the United States Army and after serving his country, and upon honorable discharge he returned to his family in Mora. He had met Judith McGuire prior to serving in the Army and they were united in marriage on May 19, 1962. Together they made their first home in the town of Mora. The couple later moved to the family farm in Pomroy Township where they lived until they left this world.
Along with raising beef cattle with his wife, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator with various construction companies in the area. He later started his own construction business and after retirement farmed full time.
The couple raised five sons whom they loved dearly. He loved spending time outdoors especially hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Susie Oslin; wife, Judith Oslin; son, Shawn Oslin; brother, Dean Oslin; sisters, Shirley (Everett) Davis and Dorothy (Wallace) Erickson.
He is survived by his sons, Shane Oslin, Cory Oslin, Chad (Heather) Oslin and Cody Oslin; grandchildren, Teagen, Gavin, Reese; sister-in-law, Loraine Oslin; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Father Joseph Sirba officiated at a Mass of Christian Burial for Rodney Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hinckley with an hour of visitation prior to the service at the church. The burial took place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Mora.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com