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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Gary V. Rodgers

February 17, 1946July 30, 2020
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LTC, Gary V. Rodgers, US Army, Retired, 74, of Davenport, Iowa passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Runge Mortuary, followed by a few words and military honors in Gary’s honor. Private burial will be on the Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to the Handicapped Development Center of Davenport. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Gary was born on February 17, 1946 in Davenport, Iowa to James and Eva (Nelson) Rodgers. He spent his childhood in LeClaire, Iowa, going fishing, riding his bike, chopping wood, delivering papers, and as he would say “doing dumb stuff”, until he graduated from Bettendorf High School. He served his country for 24 years in the United States Army. During his tour in Germany he enjoyed Volksmarching. (5K walks through the woods of various German villages.) In 1990 he was united in marriage to Kim, blending their families together to make one. He was very proud of his academic accomplishments and worked a variety of jobs, from paving runways in Vietnam to working with the handicapped and driving semi trucks.

In his retired years, Gary enjoyed golfing, family fishing trips to Wisconsin, fixing things around the house, and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful and loving father, step-father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Rodgers; daughters, Patty (Eric) Rodgers and Deanna Rodgers; son, Zach (Erin) Rodgers; step-sons, Travis (Robin) Current and Brad Current; grandchildren: Anthony, Alex, Maryah and Kolton; great grandchild, Angelo; and Sparky, the cat.

  • FAMILY

  • James Rodgers, Father (deceased)
  • Eva (Nelson) Rodgers, Mother (deceased)
  • Kimberlee (Wheeler) Rodgers, Wife
  • Patty Rodgers (Eric), Daughter
  • Deanna Rodgers (Leonard), Daughter
  • Zach Rodgers (Erin), Son
  • Travis Current (Robin), Step-son
  • Brad Current, Step-son
  • Also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren: Anthony, Alex, Maryah, and Kolton; great grandchild, Angelo; and cat, Sparky.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Zachary Rodgers, Pallbearer
  • Travis Current, Pallbearer
  • Brad Current, Pallbearer
  • Alex Current, Pallbearer
  • Eric Hittmeier, Pallbearer
  • Clark Johannsen, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Handicapped Development Center of Davenport

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Military Honors

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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CHRISTOPHER LYON

August 4, 2020

So sorry to hear about Gary's passing. He played a big role in welcoming my family to Germany. Gary was always there to help with anything we needed . He was a role model to all who knew him.

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LTC, Gary V. Rodgers, US Army, Retired, 74, of Davenport, Iowa passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Runge Mortuary, followed by a few words and military honors in Gary’s honor. Private burial will be on the Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to the Handicapped Development Center of Davenport. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Gary was born on February 17, 1946 in Davenport, Iowa to James and Eva (Nelson) Rodgers. He spent his childhood in LeClaire, Iowa, going fishing, riding his bike, chopping wood, delivering papers, and as he would say “doing dumb stuff”, until he graduated from Bettendorf High School. He served his country for 24 years in the United States Army. In 1990 he was united in marriage to Kim, blending their families together to make one. He was very proud of his academic accomplishments and worked a variety of jobs, from paving runways in Vietnam to working with the handicapped and driving semi-trucks. In his retired years, Gary enjoyed golfing, family fishing trips to Wisconsin, fixing things around the house, and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful and loving father, step-father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Kim Rodgers; daughters, Patty (Eric) Rodgers and Dee (Leonard) Rodgers; son, Zach (Erin) Rodgers; step-sons, Travis (Robin) Current and Brad Current; grandchildren: Anthony, Alex, Maryah and Kolton; great grandchild, Angelo; and Sparky, the cat.

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