AITKIN -- Rodney John Thomas, 48, Aitkin, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
He was born Nov. 12, 1953, in Aitkin to Robert and Jeannette (Oleson) Thomas Sr. He was employed with Spalj Construction in Deerwood as drill rig operator.
Survivors include a son, Randy Thomas, St. Paul; a daughter, Angela Thomas, New Brighton; three grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Thomas Jr., Crosby, Richard Thomas, Rockford, and Kevin Thomas, Nisswa; and three sisters, Cheryl Johnson and Nina Huse, both of Aitkin, and Julie Seavey, Blaine.
His parents and an infant daughter died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby with Father Howard Eisel officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Palisade.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby and an hour before services Saturday at the funeral home.
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