Rodney V. Nylund was born January 8, 1944 in Hilmar, California.
He would go on to create a wonderful life for himself and his family there until he was called to walk with the angels on January 20, 2023.
Early in life, his father would help mold him into a man who loved and cared for the land and animals his family was so blessed to have.
Rod grew into a very assiduous dairyman, husband, father and grandfather. Family was truly the greatest joy of his life.
Rods happiest moments were spent on the lake fishing, hunting big game in the mountains, taking his boat out to enjoy the afternoon sun, golfing and most recently being the biggest fan for his grandchildren.
He enjoyed his time as a board member for San Joaquin Valley Dairymen, which lead to friendships that would last a lifetime.
He was also a lifelong member of the Hilmar Covenant Church and a past member of Turlock Rotary.
Rod graduated from Fresno State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966.
Rod is survived by his wife of fifty years, Julie Nylund of Hilmar; his son, Spencer (Taylor) Nylund of Hilmar; his daughter, Brooke (Joshua) Bernard of Turlock; his grandchildren, Quentin, Pascal and Hazel Nylund, Hayden, Ella and Lucas Bernard.
Rod is also survived by his siblings, Shirley (Vern) Greiman of Iowa and Larry (Susan) Nylund of Washington
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Rod to St. Lukes Family Practice, 1700 McHenry Village Way Suite 2, Modesto, CA 95350.
A funeral service is being held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock, CA 95380.
Please join the family for a reception following the service at Turlock Golf & Country Club, 10532 Golf Link Rd., Turlock, CA 95380.