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“My deepest sympathies ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Whisler - Chandler, AZ

“Rodney was a great friend and always happy. Rest in Peace my friend even though we haven't seen each other in years I know that you are still the...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Helen Olsen - KS - classmate

“Thank you, Rod for all the laughs. You were such a good time. Most of all I would like to thank you for being such a great friend to my sister. You...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Duprey - Oskaloosa, IA

“We are so surprised very sorry to read of your loss. Please know we send Rich Blessings and ask Angels to spread their wings of love grace and peace...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Gene and Lois Behrens - Albia, IA

“REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND! MAY YOU SPEND ALL YOUR TIME IN LAUGHTER! WE SPENT TIME TOGETHER DRIVING TO AND FROM INDIAN HILLS COLLEGE. I SO ENJOYED HIS...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dalene Hamilton - Albia, IA

“A very wonderful person was taken too quickly and too young!! He had so much life remaining and was hoping to beat his illness .....certainly was a...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kate Brock - Albia, IA - Friend

“Rod was such a wonderful person, I met Rod while working at Chicago Rivet and have fond memories of Rod. He was a guy who was full of fun and that...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Dennis & Mim Kurmski Family - IA


Rodney Lane Whisler age 59, joined his brother, Randy Whisler; mother and father (Idhona and Dwight) in heaven on March 18, 2015. Rodney Lane Whisler was born to Idhona and Dwight Whisler on October 29, 1955 in Ottumwa.

Rod worked at Chicago Rivet from 1975- 2014. Rod was known for being there for being generous in every sense of the word, being there for his family and friends when they needed him and for always making others laugh. He enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening, drinking sweet tea, eating peanut butter by the spoonful, and laughing and telling stories with his friends. Rod's infectious laugh and awesome sense of humor will be dearly missed.

Rod is survived by his brother Rick Whisler; nieces, Tiffany Ryan and Emilie Whisler; nephews Brad Whisler and Calahan Whisler and many loving friends who were like family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rod's name to Care Initiatives Hospice.

A celebration of Rod's life will be scheduled for later this spring.