Rodney Michael Therrian

RAPID RIVER – Rodney Michael Therrian, 58, of 10895 S.75 Road, Rapid River, Mich., passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at home in Rapid River.

Rodney was born Oct. 7, 1954, in Escanaba, the son of Raymond and Marie (Johnson) Therrian. He attended school in Flat Rock, Escanaba and Rapid River prior to serving his country in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany.

Rodney was a member of the Painters Allied Trades Union Local 1011 where he was a painter for the Bosk Corporation of Escanaba.

Survivors include: sisters, Christine (James) Stephens of Las Vegas, Nev., and Katherine (James) Spriks of Rapid River. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive him.

In addition to his parents who died on May 18, 1969, his son, Ronnie Ray Therrian; niece, Sarah Stephens; and great nephew, Gideon Spriks preceded Rodney in death.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Rodney may be directed to the Delta County Animal Shelter or the Michigan Diabetes Outreach Network. Envelopes are available at the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the Therrian family.