Rodney ‘Rod’ Brion

September 6, 1961 — June 19, 2022

Rodney “Rod” Brion, 60, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Rod was born September 6, 1961, to Francis and Norma (Bauer) Brion in Durand, WI.

Rodney BrionAfter graduation from Mondovi High, Rod farmed in Mondovi for several years. He started working for Pelke Plumbing in Durand in 1993. He received his master plumbing license in 2001 and started Brion Plumbing in 2002 in the Lewiston area. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being with his dogs.

Rod had to give up his business in 2020 for health reasons. All through his many visits to Mayo, Rod always kept his spirits high.

Rod is survived by his two daughters, Elizabeth (Joe) Berger and Jennifer (Ben Schieber) Weber; grandchildren, Cameron, Cody, Kollins, Peyton, Gus, Franklin and Penny; siblings, Kenneth (Brenda) Brion of Mondovi, Kathy (Larry) Becker of Holcombe, WI, Judy (Jeff) Laehn of Gilmanton, WI, Becky (Randy) Lindstrom of Durand, Robert (Kathy) Brion of Hudson, WI, Rick (Patty) Brion of Hudson, Emmy (Brent) Bauer of Durand, Carol (Larry) Deetz of Mondovi, and sister-in-law, Rosy Brion of Durand.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Norma Brion, and brother, Michael.

A celebration of Rod’s life will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 27, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center at 3480 Service Drive in Goodview, MN. A brief prayer service will occur at 5 p.m.

Go to to leave a special memory or condolence.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Meals on Wheels, Box 549, Rushford, MN 55971.