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Chris Rodenberg

March 1, 1980 — June 20, 2022

Chris Rodenberg, age 42, of Cottage Grove, MN.

Visitation 4-7 PM, Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016. Funeral Service 11 AM with visitation beginning at 10 AM, Monday, June 27, 2022 at St Luke Lutheran Church, 7000 Hinton Ave. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred as a fund is being established for his daughters.

Christopher Michael Rodenberg was born on March 1, 1980, in La Crosse, Wisconsin to parents, Michael and Linda (nee Smith) Rodenberg. He graduated from Park High School in Cottage Grove, Minnesota Class of ‘98. He then went into Carpentry School at Saint Paul Technical College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. For 16 years he worked at Gerdau Steel in Saint Paul and recently worked briefly at Renewal by Andersen in Cottage Grove. The joy of his life was his daughters, Shyanne and Jocelynn. He was an avid Packer and Badger fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Chris courageously fought Leukemia for 14 months and found peace on Monday, June 20, 2022 with his loving family by his side.

Preceded in death by maternal great grandparents, Joe and Carol Johnson; paternal grandparents, Fred and Alverna Rodenberg; maternal grandfather, Roland Smith; and brother-in-law, Shawn Morgan. Survived by daughters, Shyanne and Jocelynn; parents, Mike and Linda; sisters, Heidi Morgan (Matt) and Aimee (Jason) Marvin; nieces and nephews, Ashlee, Caitlin (Jesse), Brooke, Quenton, Kali, Evan, Ava, and Wyatt; maternal grandmother, Joanne Smith; uncles, Tim Smith and Tom (Sue) Smith; and cousins and many lifelong friends.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Chris’s service via livestream, you can watch the service at 11 AM, Monday, June 27, 2022.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, June 26, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Monday, June 27, 2022

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Monday, June 27, 2022

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