Rodney Lee Verhey was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota on May 21, 1952, and joined the Lord on September 13, 2021.
Rod moved to Colorado Springs in 1961. Colorado was the place he called home for the remainder of his life. He proudly served his country by joining the United States Army right after high school. Following his service in the Army, he became a jack of all trades. There wasn’t a whole lot he couldn’t fix or build. He was known for his magical touch when it came to remodeling.
Rod married his soulmate, Babby Bryce, on July 15, 1999. He was a faithful and loving husband. You could always find the two of them hand in hand watching the Broncos game and cheering loudly. His love for the Broncos is one of the many things he passed down to his nieces. He was like a second dad to them, and they adored him.
Anyone who knew Rod was touched by his kindness, humor, and mild temperament. He was there for you if you needed a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on, or just someone to listen. He was never quick to judge anyone. His contagious laugh and a big smile would brighten up any room. He was the person you wanted to be around. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone that didn’t just enjoy his company. He’ll be remembered for his love of animals and the great outdoors. He loved going on deer rides with his brothers. He liked to hunt but loved to go fishing the most. Rod was always happy if he had a pole in his hand and a good dog by his side. His dog Bella was his most loved companion. Rod’s love of music was no secret either. He enjoyed almost every genre. Being outdoors, listening to good music, playing the spoons, and singing along with his brothers by a campfire was always a joyous time.
His passing has left a hole in so many hearts that nothing will ever be able to fill. However, knowing that he is dancing and fishing with all the loved ones we have lost is refreshing and brings some peace.
He is survived by his loving wife, Babby; sisters, Sheryl Higgins and Sue May; brothers, Ronald and Mark Verhey; as well as his many nieces and nephews.
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