Rodney R. Fleischman, “Flyrod” of Antigo, died Sunday March 18, 2018 at The Bay at Eastview under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. He was 58 years old. He was born on February 1, 1960, in Antigo, a son of Vernon and Erma (Anstutz) Fleischman. He married Peggy Brittenham on August 3, 1991 at First Baptist Church, Antigo. She survives.
Rod loved his career as a truck driver. Rod got his start with Prince Brothers Trucking and for the past 16 years drove for Pioneer Transportation of Merrill.
He volunteered for March of Dimes and participated in the Antigo Relay for Life.
Rod liked entertaining, grilling, making bloodymarys, camping and making sure all were enjoying themselves. He greatly valued time with his family and grandchildren.
He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar.
Survivors including his wife are two sons, Theodore James “TJ” Howard, Wausau, Michael Ballenger, Aniwa; three daughters, Jamie (Norman) Walrath, Deerbrook, Terra (Christopher) Weiss, Mondovi, Amanda Howard, Fond du Lac; six grandchildren Keegan and Keira Walrath, Arianna Weiss, Nevaeh Ballenger, Destinee and Dennyn Rychtik; two brothers, Vernon “Butch” (Heather) Fleischman, Waterloo, WI, Steve (Kathy) Fleischman, Merrill; four sisters, Karen (Tom) Ahlers, Antigo, Bonnie (Dennis) Brittenham, Antigo, Jody (Mike) Hollander, Hatley, Barb (Lyle) Mosher, Deerbrook; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Wayne in infancy.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Polar with Rev. Donald Engebretson officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bradley Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.