Rodney William Nascivera, 47, passed away suddenly at his home in Dryden.

Rod was born on January 28, 1972 in Almont, MI. He was fondly called “Hot Rod” by his numerous amount of friends. He was a 1990 graduate of Almont High School, then obtained his CDL to begin his career in the waste industry. In 2005, he followed the footsteps of his father and started Local Waste Services, in which he served as both the owner and operator. He devoted all his time for the success of the company to ensure his wife and kids had everything they ever

Rod enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys, playing cards, gambling (he was really lucky), and spending time with his friends. He greatly loved his four German Shepherds and would often show pictures of them. One of his favorite pastimes was to power wash his beloved garbage truck with his kids. He took pride in seeing them succeed in sports and 4-H and loved teasing his wife, Jen. His infectious smile and sense of humor made his home the place everyone wanted to be.

Rod is survived by his loving wife Jen of 16 years, daughter Abbey (15) (affectionally called Abster) and twin sons Caydon (14) and Connor (14). He is survived by his beloved sisters Koren (Tim) Knox of Milford, Andrea (Ken) Kruse of Dryden, Angela Panduren of Dryden, his dear mother Carol Nascivera, and grandmother Barbara Heldt, both of Dryden. He was the proud uncle of 21 nieces and nephews, who he would boast about proudly every chance he would get. He was also the loving Godfather to his nephew Trenton Lee Kruse, and niece Ava Leigh Panduren.

Rod was preceded in death by his loving mentor and father, Albert William Nascivera, who passed away on January 10, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting monetary donations to be used for his children’s education after high school.

Visitation will be held Thursday Dec 12th at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Almont with a funeral service Friday Dec 13th at 11 am with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lapeer, officiated by Deacon Dave VandenBerghe. Burial will be made in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dryden.

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