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In Memory of Rodney G. Kouba

A Gathering of Friends and Family

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday July 26, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Rodney “Rod” G. Kouba, age 66, of Hudson, WI, formerly of Nekoosa, WI, died on July 22, 2020 at his home in Hudson.

Rod was born on April 16, 1954 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Lester and Georgia (Rathermel) Kouba. He graduated high school in Nekoosa, WI and later went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse. On May 21, 1977, he was united in marriage to Susan A. Wieland, a marriage that would be blessed with two sons, James and Rodney.

Rod was a family man, and loved spending time together at their cabin. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Sports were always on at his house, with him and Susan being boisterous fans of the Green Bay Packers. Rod loved traveling with his family, and especially enjoyed going on safari in Africa. His granddaughter, Georgia Jane, was the light of his life and he cherished their time together.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; children, James Kouba and Rodney (Helen) Kouba; granddaughter, Georgia Jane Kouba; siblings: Randy (Sue) Kouba, Renne (Ray) Pinson, Sandra Kouba, and Sherri (Paul Haglund) Kouba; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson. Masks will be required. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

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    • I am at a loss for words. Not even sure where to begin. Maybe all the Brewery tours at G. Heilman in Lacrosse, WI? Or the fact that Rod was one of only 2 boat drivers that I trusted to pull me up in my hang glider? Lot’s of good times to remember. Haven’t seen Rod or Sue in a while as I too moved away from home. Sue, you and your family are in my thoughts. We were all very close back in the day and have so many fond memories. If you need anything that I can help with I will always be there for you in any way I can. Wishing you all well!!
      Dave W

    • To Rod’s Family,

      It was a highlight to spend so many days with Rod. We worked together for roughly 10 years and having the chance to visit with him, talk football… was a great pleasure. He had a gift to bring a smile and he will be missed.

      Wishing you all the best at such a difficult time.

      Tim Shilts and Family

    • I was so sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. I sure will miss seeing him at the hospital when he would come to check in for his appointments.