Rodney Lawrence La Valla, age 67, of North Branch, Minn., passed away Jan. 31, 2020.
Rod will be greatly missed, especially by his fur buddy “Bear,” his three children: sons Chris, Erik and daughter Bonnie ( Jason) Renfrow; grandchildren Hunter, Lydia, Lysander and Eben.
Rod served in the U.S. Air Force (Vietnam) from March 1971 - March 1974 in the 33rd Munitions Maintenance Squad as Sergeant E-4 Weapons Mechanic.
He was preceded in death by mother Ella and grandson A.J. He is survived by his father Derwood (“Woody”) La Valla; eight siblings: Marilynn (Jim) Cartier, Sheryl (Terry) Graf, Kurt La Valla, Scot (Alicia) La Valla, Lori (Jeff) Peterson, Dale (Ann Ringhand) La Valla, Linda (Jeff) Fricke, Tracy Fairbanks; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Celebration of Life will take place 12-4 p.m. on March 1 at the American Legion Post 85 in North Branch, Minn. A full military burial will be held in the spring at Fort Snelling.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to:
Chisago County Veterans Services
313 N. Main Street
Center City, MN 55012