February 15, 1955 to March 21, 2019

Roderick “Rod” James MacLeod

Roderick “Rod” James MacLeod, age 64, of Spearfish, SD passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2019 in Duluth, MN.

Born February 15, 1955 in Duluth, MN to Roderick John and Maryann (Haigh) MacLeod.

Rod was an outdoors enthusiast, bringing that love into his long career as a geologist working in Arizona, Montana and the Black Hills of South Dakota. He relished his role as Papa to his six grandchildren, loved his wife and children wholly, and treasured time hunting and fishing with his children, brothers, and extended family and friends. Rod, a giant of a man in heart, spirit, mind, and love will be wholeheartedly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents.

Survived by his wife of 39 years, Jan (Carlson) MacLeod; son, Roderick Jason (Beth) MacLeod of Overland Park, KS, daughter Meghan (Ian) Vesper of Lincoln, NE; and grandchildren Derick, Rowan, Alex, Anna, Killean, and Alister; siblings, Jane (John) Meppiel of Arnold, MO, Sarah (Erick) Kinsel of Washington Crossing, PA, Tom (Kathy) MacLeod of Cross Lake, MN, and Scott (Mary Udean) MacLeod of Mora, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gathering of family and friends from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service Saturday, March 30th in the Cremation Society of Minnesota Chapel, 4100 Grand Ave., Duluth.

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