Rodney Meyer, 72


Rodney Meyer, 72, of Killduff died Aug. 26, 2021. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at  Sully Community Church.

Rodney Alan Meyer was born Jan. 19, 1949, to Gerald and Alice (Swalwell) Meyer and grew up on the family farm near Newton.

Rod attended Newton High School and graduated in 1967. He then went on to Muscatine Junior College and Southern Illinois University before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served for six years. Rod was stationed in Rota Naval Base in Spain where he was a cryptologic technician. He reached the rank of Petty Officer Second Class before he was honorably discharged.

Aug. 21, 1969, he was united in marriage to Candy Cleverley in the Congregational Church of Christ in Baxter. To this union they were blessed with three children: Chad, Kristen, and Jolee. Rod worked at a few different co-op’s before becoming a Cenex sales represen-tative at the Sully Co-op. Rod enjoyed woodworking of all kinds. He also grew pumpkins and popcorn to share with his family and friends. He enjoyed working on his John Deere tractors and loved spending time on his family farm, which became known as his happy place. He wanted to pass his love for the farm along to his family. Rod was currently attending Sully Com-munity Church. He was always tinkering and enjoyed trying to fix things. He always had a project going, whether it was making furniture to give away or fixing the perpetually broken lawn mower! Rod was a family man who always made time for everyone, especially his grandkids. He was never happier than when at a grandkid’s activity or measuring their heights on the kitchen wall.

Rod was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law Frank and Dolores Cleverley.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Candy; and their family: Chad (Amy) Meyer of Pella; and Amber (Rory), Ashley, Penny, Frances, and Georgia; Kristen (Todd) Kroll of Ankeny, Lola and Alise, Jolee (Luke) Jansen of Lynnville, Jordan, Ryder, and Royce.

Rod is also survived by his siblings: Gary (Kitty) Meyer of Newton, Mike (Barb) Meyer of Kellogg, Cindy (Uwe) Brunner of Baxter, and Chuck Meyer of Pottsboro, TX; and many other family members and friends.

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