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Rodney Broyles

Rodney Broyles, 81, of Northwood, ND passed away Monday, December 7, at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. A private funeral service will be held Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Bilden-Askew Funeral Home in Northwood. The graveside service will be open to the public on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the Northwood Cemetery.

Rodney was born April 1, 1939, the son of Daniel Broyles & Anna “Louise” Parker. He grew up in in Columbia, MO.  He began his career in California & eventually made his way to North Dakota. He spent most of his work-life as a skilled dozer & blade operator. For numerous winters, he also worked at the GF Air Force Base plowing runways.  He retired at age 72.

Rodney married Sylvia “Sally” Hanson in 1958.  They settled in Northwood where they raised 2 children, Susie & Ron.  Rodney enjoyed fishing, hunting, bingo & going to the casino.  He loved visiting & especially enjoyed visits from his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. He took great pride in remembering all of them on their birthdays and holidays.

Rodney is survived by his children Susie (Kory) Sondreal & Ron Broyles all of Thompson, ND; five grandchildren: Tyson (Heather) Sondreal, Derek (Bobbi) Sondreal, Ryan (Stephanie) Broyles, Taylor (Lance) Monson, Alex Broyles, eleven great-grandchildren; sister Joan Hane, sister-in-laws Dianne Grina and Betty Hanson and numerous nieces & nephews

Preceding Rodney in death were his parents, wife Sally, brother Charlie, Sisters Brenda & Lynn, numerous sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, several nephews & a niece.


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Learned hunting and fishing from him and my father as they were buds. Rodney was always that congenial fella that could speak with anyone. Strange the things your remember, I'll always remember the smell of his Zippo lighter. A great man.....

Lon Jorgensen Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember his twinkling, smiling eyes and how he and my dad, Jim, were practically brothers. They both had the same sense of humor and same sly grins. Our love is with all of you.

Chris and Todd Kjorven Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

Susie and Ron sorry for the lost of your dad

Kassie jacobson Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM