McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel

8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS


Howard Otis (Rod) Wikle II

March 21, 1943August 7, 2019

Howard Otis (Rod) Wikle, 76, Prairie Village, KS passed away on August 7, 2019 at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Graveside services will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Veterans Center.

Rod was born on March 21, 1943 in Russell, KS. He served in the US Army as a Green Beret, Staff Sergeant, from 1962 to 1970. He received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He co-owned and operated Equity Mobile Homes. Rod was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.

Rod was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Karen; sons, Don Garman (Mindy) and Howard Wikle III; their mother, Carol Wikle; son, Christopher Jerub; nieces, Annette Whisnant (Larry), Melissa Erikson (Bill) and Beth Carfon (Ben); nephew, Erik Hoover (Sherrie), grandchildren, Emma and Scott Garman; and several cousins.


  • St. Michael’s Veterans Center


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