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    Rodney Louis "Rod" Usher
    November 3, 1977 - October 8, 2018

    Rodney Louis

    Rodney Louis "Rod" Usher
    Nov 3, 1977 - Oct 8, 2018

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    Rodney Louis "Rod" Usher, 40, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and formerly of Delmar, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Monday evening, October 8, 2018, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

    A celebration of Rod's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Monday, October 15, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, Delmar, Iowa.

    Rodney Louis Usher was born on November 3, 1977 in Iowa City, Iowa to Deb Usher. He grew up in Delmar and was a 1996 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School where he enjoyed sports and proudly participated in basketball and football. After high school, Rod spent time between Colorado and Iowa. He had worked as a landscaper by trade both in Colorado and Iowa, most notably for Kent Bennis at Forever Green and Kye Bennis at Irish Hill Lawn and Landscape in Delmar, Iowa.

    Rod was a social person who loved to visit with friends and family. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the Maquoketa Cardinals. Throughout his life he enjoyed playing basketball with local guys on Sunday nights, and for many years he looked forward to and participated in the annual Maquoketa Alumni Basketball tourney.

    Those left to honor his memory include his mother, Deb Usher of Wheat Ridge, CO; his dog Kasie and his cat Bo; aunts and uncles, Becky Grandick of Delmar, IA, Karen (Rick) DeMoss of Maquoketa, IA, Rick (Malise) Usher of Delmar, IA, Kim (Kevin) Clark of Monmouth, IA and Kathy Moore of Delmar, IA; and ten cousins, Deanna Grandick, Will Grandick, Cody Moore, Preston Moore, Eric Usher, Timothy Baca, Travis Usher, Melinda Usher, Hailey Usher and Trent Usher. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Louis and Delores Usher, his cousin Michael DeMoss, and his cat Hawkeye.

    In In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be directed to the family online by donating at: https://fundthefuneral.com/rodney-l-rod-usher

    Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.


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    Williams Family on Oct 24, 2018

    Condolences to the Usher family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

    Marla (Yaddof) Wilcox on Oct 19, 2018

    CandleDeb, so sorry to hear about your son, prayers. Marla(Yaddof) Wilcox

    Jane Feldpausch on Oct 16, 2018

    Deb..so sorry to learn of the loss of your son. I remember him as a little boy coming to Buzzy's when we worked together many years ago. Take care and thinking of you. Jane Feldpausch

    Ben Banowetz on Oct 16, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Rod's passing. I have great memories of him and my deepest sympathies to Deb and the family.

    Greg Daniels on Oct 15, 2018

    Dear Deb & family
    My heart goes out to your family ! I will never forget Rod's perfect smile ! He was a great person with a great personality ! He will be missed ! Prayers for all of you ! Greg Daniels


    Richard and Lorna Goldensoph Hill on Oct 15, 2018

    CandleDeb, so SORRY for your loss.
    Hugs and prayers to all ❣

    Liz Tomanek on Oct 15, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss Deb. I can not think of any words that will make a difference. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Liz Tomanek

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    Kari Lynn Franck on Oct 15, 2018

    I am so sorry to hear the passing of Rod! I remember his from a baby and watching him grow up! I know he was and still is the light of your life and will always live in your heart forever! You have my deepest sympathy. God bless you in your time of need and provide healing for you. Kari L Franck

    Renee Ihrig on Oct 15, 2018

    My deepest sympathies, Deb and family. I have some great memories of Rod, he was a classmate and friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all, may Rod rest in peace.

    Carson on Oct 14, 2018


    Susan Healey on Oct 12, 2018

    Our sincere sympathies go out to you, Deb.

    Mindy Vegter on Oct 12, 2018

    CandleSo sorry for your loss Deb your in my thoughts and prayers Love You Mindy

    Sue Smith on Oct 12, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss Deb, no words will heal you but I am hoping that God gives you the strength. Hugs and prayers for you and the rest of the family.

    Martha Riniker on Oct 12, 2018

    CandleSo sorry for your lost

    CHERYL HARTWIG on Oct 11, 2018


    Courtnee Neumann on Oct 11, 2018

    CandleMy deepest sympathies to Deb and family. Rod was such a joy to be around. So kind, funny, caring, and I am lucky I was able to have known Rod since middle school. He will be greatly missed. May he find peace in the Lords arms. Rest in Peace Rod 🙏

    Brett Marcus on Oct 10, 2018

    We've lost a good person. Rod never wanted anything from anybody except to be treated equally and fairly and with the respect and love that he showed others. I'll dearly miss one of my brothers. I'm glad to have called him a friend. Rest in Peace Rod and say hello to Jesus for all of us.

    paul hilgendorf on Oct 10, 2018

    CandleSo sorry Deb for your loss. Rodney "hotrod" was a good friend and will be deeply missed.....RIP RODNEY

    Fred Droste on Oct 10, 2018

    My deepest sympathies to you Deb.

    Kimi Seyfert on Oct 10, 2018

    I have known Rodney and Deb for as long as I have memories. He was one of a kind for sure!!! So good at laughing and making people laugh with him. I will miss hearing that sound. Seems so unreal. love you Deb!! and miss you always Rodny

    Richard and Pep Tracy on Oct 10, 2018

    So sorry Deb..........know how hard it is .......Thinking of you .....you are in our thoughts and prayers.......RIP ROD



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