Rodney Lewis Bird

RAPID RIVER – Rodney Lewis Bird, 78, of 8925 Co 513 T Road, Rapid River, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at his residence in Rapid River.

Rodney was born April 4, 1935, in Holly, Mich. He worked as a logger throughout the majority of his life. Rod enjoyed bow hunting and gardening and he was an excellent fisherman and carpenter.

Survivors include son, Clay Bird; daughters, Cindy (Tom) Burgess, Chris (Erik) Bourdon and Cheryl and Mike Syers; brothers, Don (Debra) Bird, Junior Bird and Loren Bird; sister, Mary Miller; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Harold “Fuzz” Heit.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his siblings. According to Bud’s wishes, private funeral services will be held by his family.

The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Bird family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the Bird family.