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“i know how you feel about rods leaving i worked with him at graff and he was my golf partner im very sorey we will all miss him take care jim ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: jim schmidt - bay, MI

“With sympathy wishing you many peace filled memories 2nd Thessalonians 3:16 "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace constantly in every way...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Hines - IL

“Linda I am so sorry to learn of the death of your husband. I never met him personally but from the stories you told at work of your travels and life...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Sandra Abernethy - Linwood, MI

“ROD is the orginal Mr. WONDERFUL in my opinion. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Robert Lee - Bay city, MI

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rarely do you meet a couple once or twice and they leave a lasting impression on you. That is how it was...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Tim and jean Czowski - Bay city, MI

“ROD WAS THE ORIGINAL MR. WONDERFUL. HE WILL BE MISSED BY OUR ENTIRE FAMILY. ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: ROBERT Lee - BAY CITY, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for your family. I work with Calli Ruffertshofer, and she has shared many memories and stories of...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Laurie Miller

“Thanks for the "Book of Rod". Your wisdom and wit brighten our days. We have many special memories that we will hold dear to our heart. We will...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Ryan, Carol, Sierra, Sophia, and Sean LaLonde - MI

“Deepest sympathies, Linda and family. Thoughts and prayer to you all. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Groya - Traverse City, MI

“Linda, Kevin, Jenae, and family-To say I'm sorry seems like such empty words. I am not sorry that I knew Rod, his humor, and the fact that I got his...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Colleen Packard - Bay City, MI

“Linda, Kevin, Jenae and Family . . .I know that words cannot express how much you loved him, and words of sympathy just don't seem to be enough. I...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Robin Seibert - Bay City, MI

“Rod's legacy is the joy he had and shared freely with everyone.Let's all pay it forward in his honor. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Bonnie Marsh - Essexville, MI

“We are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I remember him from my childhood and he was always filled with humor and smiles! He was a...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Page (Babcock) Deegan and family - MI

“It's been several years since I last saw or spoke with Rod. I worked at the Saginaw Dock while he worked at the Bay City Dock so we didn't see a lot...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Kay Neumeyer - Somerset, KY

“I'm sorry for your loss. I will pray for the family. ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Todd Steggall - Clinton Twp, MI

“Linda and family,So very sorry for your loss. He fought a good fight, and was blessed to have all of you supporting him. I was grateful Linda that...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Mike and Diane Fielbrandt - MI

“One of the most awesome guys you will ever meet. He will truly be missed by anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Gerard Groya - bay city, MI

“Linda and Family,I am so, so sorry for your loss. Rod was such a light. His sense of humor and his love for life will forever be remembered. I...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Beth Schuetter Lanka - Stapleton, NE

“We are so sorry for your loss. Even though he will not be with you physically he will be in Heaven watching over you all. Our prayers are with you....Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Pam and Terry Ash - Phoenix, AZ

“So sorry for your loss Jeff and DarcyAnd Rodney's whole family. He will be sadly missed by all. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Brenda Russell - Fremont, OH

“Very sorry about your lost. Our prayers are with you. John Pasch ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Linda, Kevin jenae. And familySorry to hear of Rod's passing, he was a wonderful man, who loved his family deeply and will be greatly missed,...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Lori Dzurka - BAY CITY, MI

“Kevin, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time, ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Tony Bermejo - Bay city, MI

“Very sorry for the loss of such a great man. Prayers sent out to the family. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: mark giffel - ESSEXVILLE, MI


Rodney Jay Pasch, 60, our giving and loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend passed away at home on November 16, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Rod was born in Bay City on February 12, 1956 to the late Harold and Dorothy (Steggall) Pasch. He married the former Linda LaLonde in Visitation Church on October 9, 1976 and they recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. He retired from Wirt Stone Dock after many years of service. A special thanks to his boss and friend, Doug Wirt, for all of his support during Rod's illness. He enjoyed boating, deer hunting and snowmobiling. He was a member of the Nut House Yacht Club where he was famous for the garlic shrimp found on his grill every River Roar and 4th of July. He also enjoyed all the vacations he and Linda took over the years, including camping when their kids were young with extended family and best friends John and Pam Sowinski and John and Pam Whalen and their families. He especially loved all the vacations spent with best friends Rob and Jan Kalmes.
Rod was a great story teller and loved being the center of attention as anyone who knew him can attest. He was always quick with a joke and could find humor in any situation. He was a faithful member of All Saints Parish and volunteered and served in many ways. He was a past member of the Parish Finance Commission, and he and Linda served as mentors over the years for engaged couples preparing for marriage.
In addition to his wife Linda, he is survived by his loving children: Kevin (Emily) Pasch of Maumee, OH and Jenae (Jay) Schabel of Bay City; his grandchildren who have been the joy in his life these past few years, Reagan and Baylee Schabel and Mirabel Pasch; and his constant companion, Eli. He is also survived by his sister Darcy (Carl) Ruffertshofer and his brother Jeff (Linda) Pasch; his brothers-in-law Larry (Kayleen) LaLonde, Jim (Kathy) LaLonde, Joe (Sue) LaLonde, and Tim (Kristy) LaLonde. He was a favorite uncle to his many nieces and nephews and a good friend to many.
Rod's family will be present to receive visitors on Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 608 N. Madison Ave., Bay City, MI 48708. The Vigil for the Deceased will be at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at All Saints Parish (St. James Church) on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9 a.m. until the Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Robert DeLand will preside with the Rite of Committal to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Parish (Langley Fund), Heartland Hospice or to University of Iowa Hospitals Neuroendocrine Cancer Research. Our family would like to thank all who have shown love and support during this time, and a special thank you to our hospice nurse, Whitney Embick.