A Celebration of Life will be held for Rod at 12pm on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Loyal Sportsman's Club, in Loyal.
RODERICK R. ASHBECK, age 63, of Greenwood, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held for Rod at 12pm on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Loyal Sportsman's Club, in Loyal.
Roderick Russell Ashbeck was born on December 24, 1954 in Marshfield, WI, the son of Richard T. and Jane (Gilbertson) Ashbeck, Sr. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1973. During high school, he began hauling canned milk for his father at the family's Hemlock Cheese Factory. After completing high school, Rod continued hauling milk for the family's business until purchasing the cheese factory from his father. After selling the factory in the early 1980's, Rod then worked for his brother, Rodger, who owned and operated Elmdale Cheese Factory. His brother sold the factory in the late 1980's. Rod then hauled milk for Dairy Farmers of America and later Grassland Dairy, in Greenwood. He retired in 2015.
He was a member of the GWR Riders Snowmobile Club.
Rod had many interests, but especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, playing cards and racing stock cars when he was younger.
He survived by two sons: Riley of Spencer, Randy of Eau Claire; two grandsons: Rogan and Ryson Ashbeck; his mother: Jane Ashbeck of Loyal, WI; one sister: Linda (Edward) Volovsek of Willard, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father: Richard T. Ashbeck, Sr.; one granddaughter, Kaylee Rae Ashbeck; and two brothers: Richard T. Ashbeck, Jr. and Rodger Ashbeck.