Rodney W. Simpson, 94, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at the Iowa Veterans Home, in Marshalltown. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2012, at the Iowa Veterans Home Chapel. Inurnment will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Pursel Davis Funeral and Cremation Care in Marshalltown has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.vogelfuneralhomes.com.
Rodney was born April 16, 1918 to Floyd H. and Rilla A. (Johnson) Simpson in Marshalltown. He was educated in the Marshalltown schools. Rodney served his country in the United States Army during WWII Rodney was united in marriage to Marjorie Zink on March 16, 1939 in Mason City, IA. She died in 1987. He was employed as a truck driver for Rubenbauer Trucking. Rodney was a member of the American Legion. He loved to hunt and fish.
Rodney will be missed by two daughters; Patricia (Dave) Morgan of Norwalk, CA, Karen L. (Wayne) Borton of Marshalltown, a son, Raymond "Butch" W. Simpson of Melbourne, IA, six grandchildren; Lisa (Scott) Sampson, Scott (Michelle) Morgan, Jerry (Ann) Simpson, Danny (Roxanne) Simpson, Steve Borton, Dave (Deb) Borton, fourteen great grandchildren; Adam, Amber, Ryon, Makinsey, Morgyn, Brady, Aaryn, Maegyn, Lynnann, Tylar, Kendra, Zach, Zack, and Brooke. He was preceded in death by his wife Marge, and a brother, Rolland "Bud".