Rodney Byard Tiensvold was born September 6, 1936, and entered into eternal life on September 25, 2023. Rodney was born to Ella Mae and Odin Tiensvold in Rushville Nebraska. Being the 5th of 6 children he quickly learned how to work on the homestead.
On July 23, 1956, Rodney married the love of his life, Shirley Mae Throne. They welcomed their first child together, Gary Auther in 1957. In 1961 they welcomed their daughter, Pammy Jean. Together, as a family they enjoyed traveling and camping.
Rodney entered into the U. S. Army in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1956. Rodney was a lifelong member of the Elk Lodge. Here, he made lifelong friends who enjoyed playing cards together. Rodney provided a beautiful life as a professional truck driver who hauled cattle, beer and liquid feed. Rodney retired from Midwest PMS in 2005 after dedicating 42 years to the company.
His love for his wife, children, 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren was unconditional. Rodney had the best sense of humor and always made people laugh.
Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Dorothy Moser, his brothers Clearance, Richard and Orville. His granddaughter Wendy Ann Tiensvold and great granddaughter Reaghan Elizabeth Graham.
Rodney is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Mae. His sister Diane Dohrman. His son Gary (Deb) Tiensvold and daughter Pam (Tyler) Schiel. His grandchildren Tim (Emily) Tiensvold, Dennis Tiensvold, Kristen (Tom) Zeller, Bridget Tiensvold, Brandon (Danielle) Schiel, Brett (Jennifer) Schiel, and Brittney (Mitch) Weimer. His great grandchildren Karson Schiel, Vaughn, Creed and Tripp Weimer. Braylon and Deacon Schiel, Ryder Schiel. Margo, Neva, Holden and Henry (Hank) Tiensvold. Eli and Ezra Zeller. Tiana, Gabriel and Adalyn Lind. And several nieces and nephews.
Although he is gone from our sight, he will forever be in our hearts.
Respects can be paid during his funeral at The Fort Morgan United Methodist Church on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 9 am. Graveside services to be held at Fairview Cemetery at 3 pm in Rushville Nebraska.