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Rodney Ralph Bottorff

July 14, 1942 ~ January 24, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

Rodney “Rod” Ralph Bottorff, age 79, of Gladstone, passed away Monday morning, January 24, 2022 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 14, 1942 in Detroit, MI, the son of Walter and Inez (Luukkonen) Bottorff. Rodney was raised in the Detroit area where he also graduated from high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and met the love of his life, the former Linda Sue Weeks, while he was stationed at the U.S.O. (United Service Organization) in Camp Pendleton in Ocean City, CA. The couple were married on October 16, 1965 in Bellflower, CA and she preceded him in death on December 9, 2019. Together, the couple shared 54 years of marriage and raised their daughter, Cindy. Rod was employed by Young’s Market as a liquor distributor in Orange, CA for many years until his retirement. In 2008, Rod and Linda moved to Gladstone for a slower change of pace that the Upper Peninsula had to offer. Rod loved everything about the outdoors, especially hunting and riding his side by side. He enjoyed collecting, selling, and designing custom knives and guns and always looked forward to attending gun and knife shows. Rod had a wonderful sense of humor and loved spending time with his family as they meant the world to him.

Rodney Bottorff is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Aaron) Temple of Rock, MI; 6 grandchildren, Steven, Tyler, Kaitlynn, Nicolas, Madalynn, and Daniel; brother, Raymond Bottorff of Detroit, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Rodney was preceded in death by brothers, Clark, Arlen, and Marty Bottorff; sister, Marla Bottorff; brother-in-law, Ronnie Weeks; and sister-in-law, Alice Bottorff.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 28, 2022 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military Honors will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Gladstone American Legion Post 71. Funeral services celebrating the life of Rodney will follow with Pastor Lewis Hague officiating. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Anderson Funeral Homes
903 Wisconsin Avenue
Gladstone, MI 49837

Funeral Service
Friday
January 28, 2022

11:00 AM
Anderson Funeral Homes
903 Wisconsin Avenue
Gladstone, MI 49837

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