Rodney Lee Mygrant, 66, Peru, passed away at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at his residence, ending a courageous battle with ALS.
Born March 25, 1954, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Elbert E. “Bud” Mygrant and Gervase Anderson Mygrant. On September 30, 1975, in Mexico, Indiana, he was married to Pamela S. Golliher.
Rodney was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren. He graduated from North Miami High School in 1972 and later enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served during Viet Nam. He retired from the Miami Correctional Facility, and he had worked for many years at Lobdell Emery in Argos and was a Miami County Sheriff’s Deputy for many years.
Rodney was well known for his playful antics and generous, serving heart. He influenced many throughout his years coaching Wee Warriors and various sports at North Miami. He loved his family deeply and used every opportunity to be with his son in-laws drinking coffee, preparing meals on the fire, and completing their house projects. He always emphasized the importance of being honest, treating others nicely and doing the right thing. To his daughters, he is the strongest and hardest working man. Too many, he was a prankster, straight shooter, lifeline and friend. Until his last breath and despite an awful, debilitating illness, he found ways to continue giving to his family and expressing gratitude for all the visits and care he received.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Mygrant, Peru; mother, Gervase Mygrant, Peru; three daughters, Adriene (Josh) Clingaman, Denver; Ashlee (Josh) Haus, Peru; and Alyssa (B.J.) Hunt, Akron; six grandchildren, Cain and Caden Clingaman, Landen and Bryson Hunt, and Paislee and Rodnee Haus; brothers, Dennis E. (Becky) Mygrant, Idaville; and Ted (Lori) Mygrant, Peru; and brothers-in-law, Danny Wells, Burr Oak, MI; Ed (Beth) Golliher, Macy; Jim (Laura) Golliher, Mexico; Ronnie (Susan) Golliher, Peru; sisters-in-law, Kathy Boles, Kokomo; and Judy (Norm) Clark, Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Cathy Wells.
A drive-through visitation will be held from 3-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Mexico Church of the Brethren. Those attending will remain in their cars at all times and pass through a visitation line with the family. Please bring your name printed on a card or piece of paper so that we may add your name to the guest register after the funeral. Memorial contributions and condolence messages will be collected by funeral home staff in the parking lot. If you are unable to attend or would like to share a memory with the family, you may express your sympathy online at www.mcclainfh.com.
Private burial will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Cass County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Buffalo or a fund being established by the family to support a local ALS patient, please make those memorial contribution checks payable to Hometown Credit Union, memo: Rodney’s Fund.
McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.
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