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Kathleen Rodger

August 14, 1952 - June 09, 2011


9-10:30 A.M. Monday, June 13 at Fargo Baptish Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:30 A.M. Monday, June 13 at Fargo Baptish Church, Fargo.


Fort Snelling Nationl Cemetery, Minneapolis MN.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Kathleen Rodger

August 14, 1952 - June 09, 2011


Mary Kathleen Rodger, 58, Moorhead, MN died June 9, 2011 surrounded by family at Sanford Health Center, Fargo, ND.

Kathleen was born August 14, 1952 to Burt and Audrey Anderson in Fargo, ND.  She graduated from Shanley High School in Fargo.  She married Donald Rodger on March 3, 1973 in Fargo, ND.

Kathleen was a day care provider and worked at the Next Door Charitable Consignment, and most recently Smartsearch Directory.  She was a member of the Fargo Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher for the past 20 years. 

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Donnie, Moorhead, MN, children Tim Rodger, Fargo, ND and Audrey Winje (Paul), Fargo, ND, 4 grandchildren; David Anderson, Boulder, CO, Mike Anderson (Patti) San Diego, CA, Jim Anderson (Mary Ann), Fargo, ND and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Burt and Audrey Anderson.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Masters Baptist College Building Fund.


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  1. Obie & Kitti Knutson says:

    Gulfport MississippiDear Donny, Tim & Audrey: Our hearts are with you. We have always loved your family. All of you have always been a shining example of our Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ. We will always remember Kathleen for her love of the Lord and how she always shared Him with anyone, stranger or friend. Her dazzling smile will always be in our memory. (If I sit very still I can hear her laughter). What a great lady she was. We will pray for you Donny, we know that she was your EVERYTHING!
    We love you! Obie & Kitti

  2. Louie & Vicki Hall says:

    San Jose CADear Donnie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless

  3. Stephanie Seibold says:

    Fargo ND
    Donnie- I am sorry for the loss of your lovely wife Kathleen. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  4. Mark and Mary Schneider says:

    Fargo ND
    All our best to you and your family, old friend.

  5. Paul Durben says:

    Fargo ND
    I am very sorry to hear about the death of Kathleen. I did not know she was sick. This must be very difficult for you.

    I wish you the very best at this time and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Paul Durben

  6. Gene & Jeanne Herbst Zemple says:

    Blaine MN
    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife Kathleen. You have our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  7. Dan and Lida Deutsch says:

    I want to thank the Rodger family for giving so much of their time and love to all the class of 66 reunions. But for Donnie and Kathy they would have been far less successful. Thank you Donnie. Thank You Kathy.

  8. Monica Schloesser says:

    Fargo N.D
    ak.To the family, I am very sorry to hear about Kathleen. I have known her since kindergarten and all the way thru Shanley. My husband and myself ran into her freq. at her places of employment and recently at Seasons. I have many memories of our shenanigans as we were younger.She always had the level head thank heavens. She will be missed. Mike and Monica Schloesser

  9. Dee (Dee Dee) Olson says:

    Osage MN
    Don, I was so sorry to hear of your wifes passing. I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time and that God will give you all strength as you move forward until you meet her again in Glory.

    A Shanley classmate,
    Dee (Dee Dee) Doyle Olson

  10. Gary & Betty Ouellette says:

    Plymouth MN
    We’re so sorry to hear about Kathleen. It was a real surprise to get your email this morning. I appreciate all the work that she did for the Class of ’66 reunions. After reading some of the other comments about how Kathleen served God and was an inspiration to others, we are sure she’s enjoying sitting at Jesus’ feet today. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Gary & Betty Ouellette

  11. Lowell and Carmen Thompson says:

    Bloomington IllinoisDear Donny and Family

    We are sorry to hear of the death of your wife and mother. We are thinking of you and you have our prayers.

    Lowell and Carmen

  12. Tom and Jodi Sornsin says:

    Tempe ArizonaDonnie,
    I am deeply saddened to hear of the
    passing of Kathleen. You and Kathleen
    have been such a wonderful and loving couple for so many of us in the ’66 class it’s hard to believe she’s gone. Jodi and my thoughts and prayers are with you, Donnie, and also with your children.

  13. Joan and Phil Ries says:

    Mission Viejo CADear Donnie and Family,
    While we never did get to meet Kathleen, we came to know her through Donnie’s loving manner and sharing a the ’66 reunion. The family and Kathleen are in our thoughts and prayers. The promise of the Resurection and our belief give us solace and hope to comfort us all for such a loss.

  14. Doug and Linda Greenley says:

    Moorhead MN
    Donnie and Family,
    We were very sorry to hear of Kathleen’s loss. Our sincerest sympathy to your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days
    ahead. May God bless you.

  15. Craig Wanzek says:

    Onalaska WisconsinDonnie, I was so saddend by the loss of your wife Kathleen. Mike Flynn called with the news last night. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Your long lost hunting freind.

  16. Becky Lommen says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Donnie, Tim, Audrey and family~
    God is the master weaver and only He knows when the tapestry is complete!
    I will celebrate Kathleen’s life by remembering her smile- The ray of sunshine that makes you smile – no
    matter what! I loved our visits at the dental office where we talked about children and then grandchildren and our faith. What a joy!
    I can only image her sheer joy of seeing heaven…that makes me smile and have tears of happiness!
    God knows you this we love!
    Peace and love during these difficult days ahead.
    Becky and family

  17. Jeff/Annie King says:

    Hot Springs Village ARWe are so shocked and saddened to hear of Kathleen’s passing. Whenever we were together, she had a smile on her face and a personality filled with love and joy. She was never happier than when she was speaking about her family, and truly loved all of you. Heaven is a brighter place because she is there. Please accept our condolences and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!
    Jeff and Annie

  18. Rita and Cary Kimmel says:

    Irvine CaliforniaDear Donnie, we send our sympathy and sincere condolence to you, your kids and Kathleen’s family and many close friends. Although I only met Kathleen once, many years ago, her presence was always evident to the class of SHS ’66. She will be missed and your loss felt deeply by all whom you bolstered, cheered and hugged with joy these nearly 50 years. We love you all and will keep you in our prayers, always. Cary & Rita

  19. Loretta (Dullea) Sauvageau says:

    FARGO North Dakota
    Kathleen and I were very close friends through grade school and high school. She was a very young girl when her mother became ill and passed away. Kathleen took over many duties and had an endearing love for all of her brothers and father. She did all of this and never once did I hear her complain about her situation in life. When we went to Shanley she used to walk over to my house to go to school together-everyday!! She was a great friend and continued on to be a great woman. She left too soon as God had more “special “jobs for her. Rest in peace, Kathleen, you loved and lived well. My sincere sympathies to all whom Kathleen left behind.

  20. Terri Carlson says:

    kalispell MTSo sorry for your loss. I hope you find solace in your fond memories of Kathleen. Take care, Terri Carlson

  21. Larry Rheault says:

    Plymouth MIOh Donnie,
    I am stunned to learn of your beautiful Kackie’s passing – and so sudden. Those wonderful times we had year after year at Camper’s Paradise. Timmie and Audrey – you were just toddlers then. She was such a joyeous part of the lives of our young families. My thoughts, prayers and love for you all.


  22. Mary Hnasko Rose says:

    New Orleans LouisianaDonnie, You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

  23. Tracy Anderson says:

    Atlanta GAKathleen was quite the matriarch and I know she will be missed. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  24. Carolyn H. Anderson says:

    Jacksonville FLMy condolences to Donnie, Tim, Audrey and Paul and their children. Also, condolences to the brothers, David, Mike and Jim Anderson.

  25. Phyllis Clark Brooks says:

    Grand Forks ND
    Dear Donnie,
    My heart breaks for you and your children.
    May you have Peace and Hope in this great time of sadness.
    May God wrap His arms around each of you and comfort you.
    My prayers are with you all.

  26. Colleen Dargan-Batton says:

    Devils Lake ND
    “For each hour of your loneliness, I wish you a day of comfort for each minute of grief, I wish you a year of peace and for every tear – a thousand reasons to smile” – God Bless you and your family Donnie

  27. Terry and Barbara Thrailkill says:

    Mesa Az.Dear Donnie and Family –
    Please accept our deepest expressions of sympathy on the loss of your beloved, Kathleen. God will give you comfort and strength to make it through this very difficult time. Love and prayers.

  28. Mark & Renee Bernier says:

    Tempe ArizonaOur condolences to Donnie and family in this difficult time. We remember Kathleen with love and affection.

  29. Marjorie Mathison Hance says:

    I’m so sorry for your great loss, Don. I never had the opportunity to meet Kathleen, but I was very aware of her presence and support for the Shanley Class of 66. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.


  30. Jean Kennelly-Fernandez says:

    Westminster CAI’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. My family will pray for you all.

  31. Mandy & Eric Maixner says:

    Appleton WIDonnie, Tim & Audrey – I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts.

    Mandy and Eric

  32. Fred Grimm says:

    Peoria ILDon and Family
    So sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I’m having your Family there with will be source of strength for you at this very difficult time. God Bless

  33. Robert McCormick says:

    Highlands Ranch COKathleen touched me only a little bit becasue I live in Colorado, but I met her at our 40 yr reunion and I got her e-mails about other reunions. She did a lot for the class of ’66’, like she was a part of it.
    I can only imagine how much she did for others.

  34. Pamela Appel says:

    Donnie, Tim, Audrey and Paul,

    I was sadden to hear of the loss of Kathleen. She has such a wonderful place in my heart and ALWAYS will. Abby still talks foundly about going to Kiddie Klubhouse to this day.

    Your family has been and will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Pam and Abby

  35. Nickolay & Jamie Ryabov says:

    Yekaterinburg RussiaWe have so many wonderful memories of Kathleen and she had a huge impact on our lives. She was a wonderful Sunday School teacher, boss, friend, adviser, and example of a Godly woman. We will miss her greatly. We wish we could be there for the memorial, but your family will be in our prayers.
    ~Love the Ryabov’s

  36. Susan Kreps says:

    Moorhead MN
    Dear Donnie, Tim, Audrey and family,

    The last time Kathleen and I were together she talked about getting bible study started again and also wanting to get together for a fire and roasted marshmallows. We had a fire tonight and we roasted marshmallows in her honor.
    I miss her so much and the fact we wont be doing anything again here, but I was thinking about her in heaven and I really look forward in meeting up with her. Just knowing she is there waiting is exciting to me.
    I hope to be able to talk to you later, if not on Monday then when things settle down.
    Just know we love you and are praying for your peace and comfort at this time.
    lovingly, Susan Kreps ( Pootermagoo ) 🙂

  37. Dr. Vicki Miller says:

    Star ID Donny,

    Kathleen is sitting at the feet of Jesus with her wonderful smile and rejoicing. Her faith and trust in Jesus was a example for everyone that came in contact with her. She never missed an opportunity to share her faith through speach or track.

    Dr. Vicki Miller

  38. Kim Rockwood says:

    West Chicago ILDonny, Audrey and Tim: We are so sorry to hear about Kathleen. She was so instrumental in the kids lives and we will miss her dearly. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary, Kim, Peach and G3

  39. Mark & Chris Storbakken says:

    Apache Junction AZ
    Dearest Donnie, Tim, Audrey & Family,

    It’s with my deepest & most heartfelt sympathy that I send this note. There’s not enough room here to say how much Kathleen meant to me & so many others.

    Please know that I’m praying for all of you that god will comfort & hold you in the palm of His wonderful hand.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Mark & Chris

  40. Kim Rockwood says:

    West Chicago ILDonny, Tim and Audrey: We are all so sorry to hear about Kathleen. She meant the world to all of us. Take care of each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary, Kim, Peach & G3

  41. Kyle and Maureen Kearns and family says:

    Fargo ND
    Kathy and her family lived on 3rd ave n fargo for many years close to our family business. Kathy always had a big smile and a friendly welcome. We thought of her as the mother of the neighborhood because of her caring ways. She will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  42. John Landry says:

    Overland Park KansasDonnie,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have lost a life long best friend. May God give you the strength that you need and surround you with those you love. It seems like a million years ago when you and Kathleen kenneled my Irish Setter when I moved back to Fargo from Florida….you took good care of her until i was able to find her a forever family…
    This is just the way you guys are…
    Bless you, my friend
    John & Sue Landry
    Overland Park Kansas

  43. Monica Spier says:

    South St Paul MN
    What a glorious woman and friend. Donny and family, you can all be so proud to have had her in your lives. Life is so short and we that are left behind must embrace her memories of love, laughter, and playfulness. She was so full of all those qualities as are you. So love, laugh, and play in her absence. Trust me, it can be very hard but that is how she would want it to be. God Bless…Joe and Kathleen are once more next door neighbors! Love, Monica

  44. Larry & Pat Anderson says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Our sincere condolences to the whole family

  45. Heidi Twedt says:

    Moorhead I will miss Kathy–especially her smile and her energy for life, church and family. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with your family.

  46. Pat Flynn says:

    Burnsville MN
    Donnie & family,

    We cannot find words to express the deep sympathy we feel for all of you at this time of Kathleen’s death. You are in our prayers and thoughts. May God comfort you and give you his peace.

  47. Kathleen Calvin says:

    Niwot ColoradoI am so sorry for the loss of Kathleen. My thoughts and prayers to all those who loved this kind and gentle woman.
    Kathleen Calvin

  48. Marc, Valerie, Lauren and Emma Hanson says:

    Glyndon MN
    What a servant to all she encountered and most of all to Our Lord and Saviour. It is always so hard to say good bye to one that radiates such an enthusiasm and love to those around her. She has touched many and her servanthood has been a huge and continued blessing to the Kingdom of God.

    The Angels are rejoicing in her presence as we reflect on all the memories of her earthly life.

    Our deepest sympathies to the entire family that had been touched by this charismatic woman.

    In Christ’s Love

    The Hanson’s

  49. Mary Ann Armbrust says:

    Fargo ND
    My thoughts and paryers are with Audrey and her little family. She is my friend from Courts Plus. I
    know how important her Mother was to her. Kathleen will be missed by her family and her church.
    Sincere sympathy,
    Mary Ann Armbrust

  50. Capital Express says:

    West Fargo ND
    All of us at Capital Express send our deepest sympathies to Donnie and his family. May your faith get you through this time of sorrow.

  51. Pam Prudhomme says:

    Comstock MN
    What a gal she is. I alway said she should have her own ministry..”Story Telling”…she was sooo wonderful. You just never got tired of being around her…never a dull moment. I was always glued into her when she would tell her stories. I could go on about all her wonderful qualities but I think everyone knows what those are. I can’t wait to see her again…I know her and Sam (my son-in-law) who went home to heaven a month ago, are having a wonderful, glorious time with our Savior and Lord.
    My prayers for her family.

  52. Teresa Nelson says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    You were my best friend, Kathleen, and I will miss you dearly. One day we will be together again. Until then take care. I love you.

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