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Rodney Stevens

February 16, 2022

Rodney “Rod” C. Stevens, 66, died on February 16, 2022, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.

He was born August 15, 1955, in Osceola, Iowa, the son of Howard and Elvora (Lemmon) Stevens. The family moved to Kansas in the spring of 1966.

For many years Rod worked in mobile home manufacturing, construction, welding, and as an ironworker.

Rod enjoyed just about anything involving family and friends. Whether it was horseshoes, dominoes, going to the casino, riding his motorcycle, Walnut Valley festivals, shooting guns, or wrenching on anything with a motor.

Rod is survived by his sister, Alora Stevens Finch of Halstead; sister Nanette (Tom) Forrester, of rural Hillsboro; brother, Randy of Hutchinson; sister, Marla Dent of Halstead; and many nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be at 12:00pm on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas. A visitation will be the evening prior on Friday, March 4, 2022, from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the funeral home.

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20 thoughts on “Rodney Stevens

  1. Our sympathy and prayers for the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our love…Dwight & Wanda

  2. So very sorry for your loss. I knew Rodney from Bluegrass. I throughly enjoyed him. Lots of time sitting around the campfire together. If I ever needed anything, like help with my camper, he was right there yo help me.
    I going to try am make it to Newton for Rodney’s service . I do have children in school, paying one’s respect to a good friend is very important.
    My love to you all, Sandi was very thoughtful to keep us informed. 😥❤🙏 – Marjorie McGowan

  3. Sending our condolences to Rod’s family, may God give you peace and comfort.
    Shine On Rotten Rodney, like the Moon and the Stars and the Sun. Rest easy old friend and we will see you further up the road.
    Love & Peace, Shirley and Clay Sattler.

  4. My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Rodney. I loved him and have so many great memories of Rod. He was always good to me and would do anything to help out. I’ve been blessed to have him in my life the past 15 years.

  5. Prayers to your family Alora. God bless you all. Sorry for loss. He’s sounds he was a fun person to hang out with. Rod will be missed by many.
    RIP 🙏

  6. Lot of good memories riding on the back of Rods bike ! He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers to the family . Fly high Rod ..

  7. My prayers for Rod’s family . I remember my friend Rod (with a lotta patients) taught this late-bloomer how to use a handgun and took me into the centerfire world , which made a big impact on the last 20 years of my life . Had many hours of fun and learning at his place and am very fortunate to have known him . To my friend R.I.P.

  8. Had alot of crazy adventures with Rod, he gave me memories to share for a life time ….. prayers and love for the family….may he look after us all from up above

  9. Sorry for your loss .we all lost a good friend. Anytime you needed help you could always count on Rod to be there with a smile. We always had so much together. I am truly grateful to of had him in my life. I Love you my friend and keep on keeping on.

  10. Rodney introduced me to my now husband Art. Shirley Deane & I were at the Cottillion to see David Alan Coe & the rest is history. We had a love hate- hate love relationship. He loved to start a fight between Art & I and leave laughing his rotten butt off. He was family & had claim to fame as a joke steared towards Casey that he was her REAL DAD! We laughed and cried together over the almost 40 years of kinship. He laughed & laughed at me crying. He gave me my nick name “Sprout” cause I was a Sprout to the Tree! Casey came along and he nick naned her “Schrub”.
    I was beside his bed with his family when he took his last breath. As hard as it was I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. He died with his boots on! I gave him instructions on who he needed to seek out as soon as he got to light. Starting with Uncle Stoney & My Brother In Law Frankie!
    There was only one “Rotten Rodney” because there was no room for two! He taught me how to rebuild my 1953 45 Harley Davidson transmission. Taught me how to shoot a shot gun & went with me through hunter safety. Taught me how to start shit & leave. Party till we puked but loved me regardless.
    Love for you always Rodney!
    Sprout

    In Loving Memory
    Of
    All My Rowdy Friends
    ~~~
    May your soul forever soar in Pecan Grove.

  11. My condolences to the family. It was an honor to have been able to call Rotten Rodney my friend for somewhere around the last twenty five years. There are so many memories that I have with Rotten, that I will treasure for the rest of my days. I am also thankful for all the mechanical knowledge that he shared with me over the years as well as several friends that he introduced me to. Many people go their entire lives and never meet the kind of friend that I had with Rotten and I am grateful. Until we meet again brother, Rest In Peace. You will most certainly be very much missed and by very many.

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