Tina M. Rodgers-Prihoda

Tina Marie Rodgers-Prihoda of Brook Park passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul at the age 57.

Tina was born on Dec. 14, 1961, in Minneapolis to Keith and Carol (Fanelli) Rodgers. When she was young, she and her family moved to Federal Dam where she helped tend the family bar and grill. As a teenager, she relocated to New Brighton to live with her father. She graduated from Irondale High School.

Tina was married the first time at a very young age to Steve Berglund. They had two children together; sadly the marriage ended in divorce.

On April 27, 1990, Tina married Russell Prihoda. She always considered Russ her best friend and their family grew from four to six with the births of their two children. In 1989, Tina and Russell moved to the Pine City area to raise their family. A fire at their home in 2010 initiated a move to Brook Park.

In addition to being a full-time homemaker Tina attended Pine Technical College and received an Accounting diploma. She loved being a homemaker and especially being a grandma. Her love for the outdoors included gardening, fishing and camping. Over the years she loved and cared for many cats. She was the one with a smile and warm greeting for everyone. She’ll be missed, but not forgotten.

She is survived by her husband, Russell Prihoda of Brook Park; children Michael (Sara) Berglund of South St. Paul, Jessica Berglund of Forest Lake, Catherine “Katie” (Troy) Schmidt and Jonathan Prihoda, all of Pine City; mother Carol Fanelli of Grand Rapids; siblings Julie (Tracey) Gillott of Dawson, Jimmy (Shar) Rodgers of St. Paul and Rodney Neururer of Grand Rapids; grandchildren Courtney, Brianna, Claire, Lucy, Quinn, Leonard and Rosalyn.

Tina is preceded in death by her father Keith Rodgers.

Reverend Fred Hanson officiated at funeral services for Tina Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City. Interment took place at Hilltop Cemetery in Pine City.

Tina’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

Funeral arrangements for Tina are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City – Swanson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com


Tina Rodgers-Prihoda, age 57, of Brook Park, died Monday, April 15, 2019, at St. Joseph’s hospital in St. Paul.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 22 at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City.  A time of visitation and reviewal is planned for one hour prior to the service.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:  Funeral and Cremation Service – Swanson Chapel of Pine City.  www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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