Rodney Herbert WeilerRodney Herbert Weiler, 81, of Esko, Minn., passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Essentia Health Care in Duluth, Minn. He was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Duluth to Herbert and Ruth (Halvorson) Weiler. Rod served as an engineer in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954, and was united in marriage to Annie Lindquist on Oct. 9, 1954, in Proctor, Minn. He worked numerous occupations including a fireman on the D.M.I.R. Railroad, truck driver for International Teamsters Union 346, farmer, and custodian and lawn caretaker for the Esko town hall and park. Rod loved raising his angus cattle, taking sauna, refurbishing John Deere tractors, and taking care of his large garden. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels, helped numerous neighbors and other farmers with his knowledge, and was a self-taught veterinarian. Rod was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church where he also volunteered numerous hours for church projects, dinners and other events.