Rodney Glen Oliver, age 58 of Newton, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Mercy one in Des Moines. Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Colfax Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the family and condolences left at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The son of George and Marie (Borts) Oliver Bos,Rodney was born on July 11, 1961 in Newton, Iowa. He graduated from Prairie City High School in 1980. He then went to Marshalltown Community College to earn a degree in Diesel Mechanics in 1981. On May 8, 1982, he was united in marriage to Glee Olsen. Rodney spent his entire life working on semis, having spent the last 29 years at Freightliner/Harrison Truck Center. Rodney enjoyed his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews , going to races and hanging out with drunk and disorderly and the gang!!! He also loved riding his Harley.
Those left to honor his memory include his siblings, Anna (George) Evans, Tink (JR) Brant, and Lois Oliver, his father, Kenneth Bos, step brother, Rich Cormeny; aunt and uncle, Ruby and Jerry Wylie; a special friend, Kim Shepley and his six girls, Katie, Ashley, Mistie, Chelsie, Megan and Kristen. His love flowed for many other nieces and nephews and of course those great nieces and nephews and great greats. Preceding him in death were his wife, Glee Oliver in 2019, mother, Marie Bos in May of 2020 his father, George Oliver; maternal and paternal grandparents; step sister, Theresa Cormeny; brother-in-law, Gary Holaday and a niece, Laura Champlin.
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I didn't hear of Rodney's passing until today. He was a super nice guy. I always enjoyed visiting with he and Glee.
I will miss them both.
Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. Bless his memory and his family.
So sorry for the loss.. hard to believe.. sending lots of love
💕Emily & Kade Bos
To all the family members of Rod, we are deeply sorry for your loss, Glee's cousin, Sheila(Jack)
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