Obituary: Donald Rood, 78, of Fountain.

November 16, 2021

Obituary: Donald Rood, 78, of Fountain.

Donald Leo Rood, 78, of Fountain, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021.

Donald was born on August 21, 1943 in Joliet, Ill., the son of Leo and Esther (Sandstrom) Rood. In 1950, he was taken in by his family friends, Charles and Agnes Slusniss, whom he called his aunt and uncle. He graduated from Mason County Eastern High School with the class of 1962. Donald was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1967. 

Donald’s hardworking attitude was put to good use when he and his friend Joe Mickevich started Fountain Concrete and Fountain Gravel. Donald even built his own equipment for his business and for farming. Donald enjoyed deer hunting and loved fishing in his younger years.

Donald is survived by his children, Jeffrey Rood of Fountain and Bonnie Snyder of Rothbury; grandchildren, Dylan Rood and Tyler Snyder of Rothbury; and great grandchild, Arrow Rood of Rothbury.

Besides his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his aunt Agnes Slusniss and uncle Charles Slusniss; and his brother, Leonard Rood.

There are no services planned at this time. Please share your fond memories of Donald at 

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. 

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