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Rodney "Rocky" Leinweber

June 5, 1960 ~ March 30, 2021 (age 60)


Rodney “Rocky” L. Leinweber, age 60, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Aspirus Riverview Hospital following a courageous two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.

A service for Rodney’s immediate family will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids.  Relatives and friends are invited to a time of visitation following the service from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Rodney was born June 5, 1960 in Wisconsin Rapids to Lawrence “Ed” and Marlene (King) Leinweber.  He married Linda Alft on April 3, 1992 in Wisconsin Rapids.  They were blessed with 29 years of marriage and two daughters, Liz and Caitlin.

Rodney was a sheet metal worker at Consolidated Papers/Verso Corp. for over 38 years.

Rodney enjoyed tinkering and putzing in his garage and always had a project he was working on.  He was always making or fixing something for a family member or friend.  He was very loving and caring and was always up for an adventure, whether it was riding his motorcycle, taking a bike ride around the lake with his family, or just going bumming.  He loved to cook and garden.  He enjoyed many Tuesday night movies (usually Sci Fi or Marvel) with plenty of popcorn at the theater with his daughter, Caitlin.  He loved Disney World and took his family there many times, including a very special trip in 2019.

Rodney is survived by his loving wife, Linda; two daughters, Liz (Dustin) Gessert and Caitlin Leinweber; two grandchildren, Tucker and Addison Gessert; his father and stepmother, Lawrence “Ed” and Sharon Leinweber; his sister, Renee (Cliff) Kalata and their children: McKenna (Dylan Schudy) and Dawson Kalata; his mother-in-law, Virginia Alft; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his mother; grandparents, Francis and Dorothy King and Ray and Vada Leinweber; and his father-in-law, Oscar “Bud” Alft.

Herman-Taylor Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is honored to be assisting the family.  Online condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to thank Dr. Ron Kirschling and staff at Aspirus UW Cancer Center-Riverview, Dr. Lucas and imaging staff at Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Dr. Myers and the ICU staff at Aspirus Riverview Hospital, and the UW Madison Hospital and oncology department staff for the wonderful care they provided.

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April 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home
2201 Chestnut Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Private Service

Herman-Taylor Funeral Home
2201 Chestnut Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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