Rodney Kolpack

On August 11, 2020, Rodney Norman Kolpack, loving husband and father

of five children, passed away at the age of 59 while under the care

of his family and Le Royer Hospice, battling the disease of

frontotemporal dementia.

Rod was born on Dec. 15, 1960 in Antigo to Margaret (Dieck) and the

late Norman Kolpack. He went to grade school at Peace Lutheran School

and high school at Antigo High School. In high school he was on the

track team and was known for the high jump.

After high school, he received a certificate in conservation and in

heavy equipment operation. Most recently, he received his pilot

license for drone flying.

On March 6, 1999, Rod was united in marriage to Jenny Luther at St.

Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Rod enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, shooting pool, and flying his

drone. He also loved to sing. He was a member at St. Peter’s Lutheran


Rod worked for Johnson Coil and Electric, McNeil West, and Hooper

Corp. for the last 17 years as a foreman. He also farmed with his

brother Tim.

In addition to his mother and wife, Rod is survived by daughters;

Naomi Kolpack of Antigo and Grace Kolpack of Bryant, sons; Derek

(Jennifer) Kolpack of Bryant, Seth Kolpack of Schofield, and Ian

Kolpack of Bryant, sisters; Mary Kay (Jack) Feak of Mich., Bonnie

(Dave) Marx of Fla., Pat (Bill) Walrath of Deerbrook, and Ronda

Lutzow of Bryant, sister-in-law; Audrey Messer of Delavan, brothers;

Tim (Dareth) Kolpack of Bryant, Mickey (Jane) Kolpack of Bryant, and

Marty (Sandy) Kolpack of Bryant, grandchildren; Jaylen, Brady, Skye,

Waylon, Zayden, Rosaley, Zoey, Isabelle, Raquel, Brooklyn, and

Freddie, Godchildren; Norman and Kiera Walrath, Deakin Kolpack, and

Jazzalynn Hipke, father-in-law; Robert Luther of White Lake, brothers-

in law; Patrick Luther of White Lake, Luke (Paula) Luther of Omro,

Robert Luther Jr. of Omro, and Martin Luther of Marathon, sisters-in-

law; Annie (Mark) Clements of Bangor, and Melissa Luther of Wausau.

Rod treasured his many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to his father, Rod was preceded in death by his brother;

Bill Messer, his sister; Diane Kolpack, his mother-in-law; Wilma

“Jean” Luther, and his brother-in-law; Gary Lutzow.

A visitation for Rod will be held on Friday, August 14 at Strasser-

Roller Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. another visitation will take

place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 15 from 9:30

to 10:30 a.m. A private funeral service for the family will be held

at the church with limited seating due to COVID-19. The funeral

service will be livestreamed for the public to view through St.

Peter’s Facebook page on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow

the service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Strasser-Roller Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may

visit to leave online condolences.

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