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September 21, 1958 – April 17, 2023

Dennis Matthew Roden, age 64, of Otsego, MN passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, April 17, 2023 at The Wellstead of Rogers after a long battle with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born on September 21, 1958 to Erwin and Loretta (Hickler) Roden in Monticello, MN. He resided in Albertville, MN until he graduated from St. Michael-Albertville High School in 1977 and joined the United States Navy, becoming an Aviation Mechanic and serving his country. After honorable discharge from the Navy, he returned to Albertville and met his wife, Marita. Dennis worked in the commercial glass industry his entire career. He dedicated 15 years of his life to the St. Michael Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter, where he served his community.

Now reunited with his father Erwin Roden, nephew Steven Flanagan, and best friend Terry Schultz.

Lovingly survived by his daughters: Erin (Fedell) Zarzar, Emily Roden, Kirstin Roden and Kayla (Shane) Brown; former spouse and life partner: Marita Flanagan; mother: Loretta Roden; mother-in-law: Karlene Ullrich; beloved grandchildren: Levi Roden-Gossett, Elliot Brown, and Cooper Brown; siblings: Michael (Carol) Roden, Geraldine (James) Lewis, Beverly (Leonard) Bengston, Mary Jo Yeager, Joseph (Carole) Roden, and Marcia (Roland) Lindenfelser; brothers and sisters-in-law: Michael (Paula) Flanagan, Jeffery (Barbara) Flanagan, John (Kaye) Flanagan, Marcia (Randy) Borell, and Shawn (Tiffany) Flanagan; God children: Tobias Roden, Courtney Flanagan, Cole Lewis, and Katherine Maguire; many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home (300 Main St N, St. Michael, MN 55376) on Saturday, April 22 at 4:00 P.M. with visitation from 2:00 -4:00 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be served after the Celebration of Life.


2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Heidi Stone

    Erin – So sorry to hear of the passing of your father! Our thoughts are with you and your family through a difficult time.
    – 5 Med Team

  2. Wanda Scherber

    So very sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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