Cook County News Herald

Christopher M. Rodewald



Christopher M. Rodewald, age 50, of Faribault passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at his home following an extended illness

Christopher Michael, the son of Edward and Debra (Meehl) Rodewald was born on April 7, 1972, in Faribault. He attended Faribault Senior High School and graduated with the class of 1990. Following high school Chris began working for Met-Con Construction and later with ABC Bus Company. Chris’s passion was cooking, and he became a sous chef and worked in different restaurants in different cities including Grand Marais, Anchorage, Alaska and Faribault until he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and needed to stop working. Chris loved spending time with his family and especially playing with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed camping, listening to music, canoeing, biking and was a passionate Vikings fan.

He is survived by his father, by his children, Lindsey Dwyer-Rodewald, Cage Rodewald, Kira Rodewald, Jolyt Rodewald, all of Faribault, MN and Christian Rodewald and Nicholas Rodewald, both of Lake Mills, IA; by six grandchildren; by his sisters, Nicole Rodewald (Aaron Sepin) and Dani Rodewald, both of Faribault, MN; by his maternal grandparents, Donald and Bernadette Meehl of Faribault, MN; by his birth father, Edward (Cheryl) Rodewald of Grand Marais, MN; by three nieces, Amanda, Hannah and Hallie; by two nephews, Garrett and Carter; and by aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Debra Newcombe.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.

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