Walters, Rodney O.
Rodney O. Walters, 73, of Monmouth, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming, where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m.
Rodney was born April 27, 1939, in Garber, Iowa, to Roy and Delores (Noack) Walters. He moved to Wyoming in first grade and graduated from Wyoming High School, class of ’57. He joined the Army in 1957. He married Mary (Hansen) Walters on March 23, 1985.
Rodney worked at Clinton Engines for two years, then for Herb Cox Implement in Wyoming. In 1969, he was a co-owner of Hunwardsen and Walters Farm Equipment in Clarence; in 1983, he worked at Municipal Street Improvements, and starting in 1985, he farmed in the area.
Rodney was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church, where he served on the council for several years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge Zealous 435 of Oxford Junction.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Monmouth; two children, Jeff (Donna) Walters of Lisbon and Debra (Thomas) Vaccaro of Williamsburg, Va.; four stepchildren, Debra (Joe) Hronik of Davenport, Jeff Dirks of Center Junction, Steven (Cindy) Dirks of Wyoming and Sharon (Mike) Holmes of Delmar; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Kay (Jose) Ofmen of Austin, Texas, Brenda (Dave) Lee of Cedar Falls, Julie (Paul) Null of Muscatine and Joni (Keith) Somerville of Wyoming; and three brothers, Roger (Karen) Walters of Chicago, Steve Walters of Round Rock, Texas, and Chuck (Janice) Burns of Broken Arrow, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, stepmother and one stepson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Jackson County and Wyoming Zion American Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.
Published Jan. 24, 2013 in The Gazette