Rodney Keegan


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Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 5:41 pm
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Rodney J. Keegan, 58, of Grand Mound, Iowa, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2012, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, Iowa, from 4 until 7 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, in the funeral home. The Rev. Bill White will officiate. Military rites and burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound.
Pallbearers will be Todd Gralund, Jake Walter, Steve Burke, Roger Richardson, Dan Brown, Bill Batts and Keegan Hays.
Rodney Joseph Keegan was born Nov. 22, 1954, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Dorrance Joseph and Lillian Davis Keegan. Rod was a graduate of West Dubuque High School and attended technical college for welding. He served in the Army for several years. On June 2, 1979, Rod was united in marriage to Tami Rogers in Baraboo, Wis. He was employed by McLaughlin Body Company, Moline, as a welder for over 25 years.
He was a member of God's Family Baptist Church, Grand Mound. Rod was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking.
Surviving are his loving wife of 33 years, Tami; children, Jessica Heileman and her husband, Jess, Wheatland, Iowa, Amber Hayes and her husband, Jamie, Toronto, Iowa, Mark Keegan and his fiancee, Bridget Barrette, DeWitt; grandchildren, Keegan Hayes, Paige Heileman, Bridget Hayes, Peyton Heileman and Peyton Huebner; siblings, Kay Burke, Ryan, Iowa, Robert (Ruth) Noble and Kathy (Bill) Gralund, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Bill Noble.
Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.












 




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