Funeral service for Rodney David Kraabel, 14, of Virginia will be 2pm Friday, June 19, 2015 at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert with Pastor Krehl Stringer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in the Forbes Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Rodney died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia. He was born on February 16, 2001 to Cherrie Moren and Wayne Kraabel in Virginia. He attended Virginia High School, and was going into the ninth grade. Rodney enjoyed going to work with his dad and playing in the sealer with his Tonka Toys and being outdoors, especially fishing, with his stepfather, Kevin. He also enjoyed camping, roasting marshmallows, and riding Kevin’s horse “Jazz”. Dessert was always a favorite as grandma and grandpa Kraabel’s house. At school, he enjoyed woodworking class and brought some very nice pieces home. His sisters remember Rodney enjoying playing with his cars and legos, drawing, Christmas presents, playing on his iPad, and visiting great-grandma in Warroad. Rodney looked forward to attending Camp Courage and swimming in the pool during the summers. Rodney loved the color yellow, was a happy boy and will be remembered as a loving son and brother. Survivors include his mother: Cherrie (Kevin) Elsner of Virginia; father: Wayne (Amy Morrow) Kraabel of Sebeka his sisters: Coral Swentik and Christine Kraabel; stepsister: Missy (Craig) Krize of Gilbert; stepbrothers: Kyle (Mallory) Elsner of Iron and Robert (Amber) Prout of Virginia; grandparents: John Moren of Canyon, Sharon Moren of Warroad, and Betty Elsner of Mt. Iron, David (Cheryl) Kraabel of Aitkin great-grandmother: Leona Rinkenberger of Warroad and Erma Long of New London; special friend: Julie Shanks of Virginia; Numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his uncles: Chris and Caleb Moren; grandfather: Robert Elsner; and two great-grandfathers.