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Rodney E. Kingery, 78

November 3, 2017
Dysart Reporter

Rodney E. Kingery passed away at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer, Iowa on October 26, 2017.

Rodney grew up in Pleasantville, Iowa and graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1958. After high school, Rod met his future wife, Patricia C. Kingery in Des Moines. Rodney enlisted in the Navy reserves and was stationed in Morocco. Upon finishing his service, he joined his then-fianc at Central Missouri State University where he obtained his Master's Degree.

Rod and Pat were married on June 26, 1965 and moved to Traer in 1971. Rod worked as a business, marketing, and economics instructor at Hawkeye Community College until retiring in 2009.

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Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Kingery and Hazel (Cooper). Rodney is survived by his wife of 52 years and his four children Sterling, Sean (Marcie), Sonci, and Stevan. He is also survived by his five grandchildren.

Rod enjoyed attending the Iowa State Fair every summer. He also enjoyed reading mystery and thriller novels, listening to country western music, particularly Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, traveling, and playing the guitar.



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