Rhody R. Bannach, 73 of Junction City, peacefully passed away with his family by his side after a courageous battle with Cancer on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at his home.
He was born on July 1, 1945, in Stevens Point to the late Benjamin and Rose (Tomczak) Bannach.
Rhody graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point in 1963. He was married to his high school sweetheart Patricia A. Lutz for over 50 years.
He worked at Soo Line/Wisconsin Central Railroad for 40 years and retired on June 30, 2004.
During his life he enjoyed his many horses, reading, watching old westerns, and went yearly and worked at the TX Working Ranch in Montana for many years. He also loved watching the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Brewers, and Broncos.
Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his six grandchildren whether be it holidays, sporting events or any other activities that involved them.
Rhody is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Junction City; children, Lisa (Dennis) Karch of Plover; Rebecca (Brian) Lee of Plover and Derek (Brandi) Bannach of Waupaca; grandchildren, Pierce, Alex, Cameron, Trevor, Kaleb and Sadie; sisters, Judy Kline, MaryKay VanZandbergen; brothers, Le Roy, Maynard, Russell; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Rhody was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy, Gary, and Tommy.
The family would like to thank the wonderful nursing staff at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, the Palliative Care Unit, and Aspirus Home Hospice Care for their kindness and compassionate care and guidance. In
lieu of flowers a memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
A funeral service will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Pisarski Funeral Home, 703 Second St. in Stevens Point. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.
Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.