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Rodney Van Der Sluis

September 8, 1957 ~ December 24, 2018 (age 61)
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RODNEY VAN DER SLUIS 1957 - 2018 Rodney C. Van Der Sluis, age 61, passed away December 24th at Hospice House in Eureka after a long illness with diabetes.

Rodney was born in Arcadia, CA on September 8th to parents Charles and Shirley Van Der Sluis. Rodney graduated from St. Bernard's High School, Eureka, CA, in 1975.

He entered the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division as an E5 Food Specialist, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1985 and many Commendations during his 8 years of service. After arriving home he worked in several food services, Denny's and Safeway Bakery.

During those times he also cared for his late wife when she became very ill.

Rodney was preceded in death by his father Charles Van Der Sluis, a tragic death of his son Kurt Van Der Sluis, his brother Robert Van Der Sluis, late wife Paula Poncia and grandparents.

Rodney is survived by his mother Shirley Peterson, nephew Eric Van Der Sluis, sister-in-law Linda Mock and her daughter Amy, Peterson family Eric and Jennifer and their sons Evan and Trevor, Jeffrey and Tuesday and their sons Ridge, Ford and Bryce, and Dennis and Debra Dulay and sons Andy (Marilyn) and Mathew, Aunt Juanita Johnson and numerous cousins.

Rodney's big smile, his kindness and politeness during his time with family, friends and people in general will be forever remembered.

Memorial services for Rodney will be held on January 26th 2019 at 2PM at the First United Methodist Church, 520 Del Norte St. Eureka, CA.

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