Cozad Resident: Rodney G. Weatherly, age 66 (1947-2014)

Rodney G. "Rock" Weatherly, 66, of Cozad, Nebraska, died March 29th, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Rock was born November 20th, 1947 to Donald J. and Mildred M. (McNulty) Weatherly at Lexington, Nebraska. Rock graduated from Cozad High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

On September 20th, 1969, Rock married Carolyn Kay Lindekugel at the Cozad Christian Church in Cozad. They were blessed with three children, Roxanne, Randy and Robyn. Rock loved playing golf, fishing from his boat and spending time at their cabin at Johnson Lake. But most of all, Rock was a proud grandpa and greatly enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren.

He had a special love for his dog, Mya. They took a ride in his pickup every day to get the newspaper, sometimes so Mya could chase rabbits in a field somewhere.

Rock worked for Simon Motor Co. in Gothenburg and in the 1990s he went to work for Paulsen Construction and eventually became plant manager until his retirement.

Rock was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Milford and Donald Weatherly; his mother and father in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Lindekugel.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Carolyn Weatherly of Cozad; two daughters, Roxanne Weatherly of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Robyn (Scott) Geiser of Cozad; son Randy (Tonya) Weatherly of Cozad; two sisters, Mildred "Kay" (Dale) Culver of Bellevue, Nebraska and Sheila Wright of Kingman, Arizona; five grandchildren, Logan and Dillon Geiser, Madison, Jacob and Erica Weatherly; son-in-law Mike Johnston and many other relatives and friends. He will be missed by all.

Services were held Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Cozad Christian Church with Pastor Jeremy Jech officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Cozad Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be shared at


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