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Linn County News

Published Jan. 16, 2019 

Rodney Dean Pease, oldest son of Harold and Norma Keith Pease of Linn Valley, Kan., passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, at the age of 60. He was born in Manhattan, Kan., on Aug. 28, 1958.

As a youth, he enjoyed playing football and baseball. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Va. Rodney attended Northern Virginia Community College and studied horticulture. He later graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute where his major of study was auto mechanics. However, his heart was always in horticulture. Rodney moved to Kansas City and established Cardinal Tree Service, a successful landscaping and tree surgeon business. 

His interests included: golfing, hiking, bicycling, fishing and reading. He was particularly interested in Native American history. He played the bass guitar and had an appreciation for all genres of music. In later years, he moved to Amoret, Mo., and settled into life in a small town. 

Rodney was preceded in death by his father Harold Dean Pease. 

He is survived by his mother Norma Lee Pease; a sister, Janet Lynn Bardin and husband Randall; brothers Randall Jay Pease and Jeffrey Scott Pease; and six nephews, two nieces and other relatives.

Service was Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at the Calvary Baptist Church, La Cygne, Kan. Burial was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. 

Contributions are suggested to California Wildfire Reforestation Fund. Every dollar donated will plant one native tree on a national forest in California. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home, La Cygne Chapel.

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