Rod Siegling 1949-2013

Posted June 13, 2013 at 11:42 am


Rod Siegling, 63, of Redfield, S.D. died Monday, June 3, 2013 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

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The funeral was held Saturday, June 8, at United Church of Christ in Redfield with the Revs Tim Fugman and Brian Jones officiating. Interment was at Greenlawn Cemetery.

He was born December 1, 1949 to Kenneth and Arlene (Roeber) Siegling in Redfield. Rod lived in Burdette, S.D. and attended Burdette Country School until the fourth grade, when his family moved to Redfield. He graduated from Redfield High School, attended Northern State University, and graduated from the Brown Institute of Broadcasting in Minneapolis, Minn.

Rod married Robbi Robertson on September 25, 1982. To this union of over 30 years were born two sons, Peter and Patrick.

After working as a radio broadcaster in Dayton, Ohio, and Mobridge, and Redfield, S.D., he switched course, joining and eventually owning the family business – Siegling’s Super Valu. In 2008, Rod and the grocery store received an award from Super Valu, Inc. for over 40 years of affiliation and operation within the Redfield community.

Throughout his life, Rod was also an active community member. He was involved in Jaycees, Lions, Redfield Chamber of Commerce (serving as president in 1978), the Redfield Development Corporation, and he was a long-time member of the United Church of Christ.

In addition to running the family business and his community involvement, Rod found time to enjoy extra-curricular activities. He performed in multiple Redfield Area Arts Council theater productions, including Oklahoma, South Pacific, Brigadoon, Thunder and Lightnin’, Kiss Me Kate, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He also served as a volunteer youth boys’ basketball coach for eight years. Rod’s favorite place on earth, though, was at the family cabin on Cottonwood Lake. There he could be found on most spring, summer, and fall evenings tending to the yard, enjoying the company of family and friends, or just soaking in the tranquility.

He was a devoted husband and father, and treasured the times spent with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Robbi of Redfield; one daughter, Shannon (Jarod) Dodson, Mariah, LaRae, JaeLynn, and Kendyl of Rapid City, S.D.; three sons, Noel (Kathryn) and Will of Houston, Texas, Peter (Alicia) and Lily of Omaha, Neb. and Patrick (Mackenzie Tuschen) of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Glenna (William) Thompsen of Walnut, Iowa, Stephanie and Dean; and one brother, Reed (Kathy) Siegling of Woodbury, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials, which will be directed back to the community.

Rod Siegling 1949-2013

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