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Rodney Munster

September 21, 1970 — January 29, 2021

Rodney Alen Munster was born on September 21, 1970, in Kearney, Nebraska to Harold and Lila (Criffield) Munster.  He was the youngest of 8 children.  He and his family moved to Gothenburg in 1977.  He worked at the Gothenburg Runza for many years.  He took part in special Olympics and was a graduate of the class of 1991 of Gothenburg High School.  He worked at South Central Developmental Services for several years.

Rodney enjoyed many fun activities including going to dances, attending ball games, going bowling, and his beloved WWF collection.  He always looked forward to getting his wrestling magazines and figurines in the mail.  Rodney also enjoyed camping with Connie and Terry, and Scott and Sharyl on numerous occasions.  A few of Rodney’s favorite foods were Coca-Cola and Honey Buns!

He enjoyed rides around town in his dad’s pickup that his brother Marty restored.  One of his favorite hang-out spots was in his brother, Scott’s garage where he would shoot the breeze.  Rodney could often be seen riding his bike throughout the town of Gothenburg.  Following an illness in 2018, Rodney resided at St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Kearney Nebraska where he received excellent care and loved to flirt with the nurses.  His mother, Lila and brother, Shawn also live in Kearney.  His sister, Sharlene lived close by in Elm Creek.  She accompanied him to many Dr. appointments.   He would enjoy visits from all family members while he resided at St. Luke’s.

Rodney never met a stranger and was very well loved!   His smile was contagious!

Rodney passed away at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney Nebraska after a short illness of pneumonia.

He was surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his mother Lila (Kearney), brothers and sisters Terry & Connie (Munster) Viter (Lincoln), Marty & Lucy Munster (Cozad), Shane & Sharlene (Munster) Gronewold (Elm Creek), Scott & Sharyl Munster (Gothenburg), Shawn & Teresa Munster (Kearney) and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many close friends.   Rodney was proceeded in death by his father Harold Munster, brothers Randy and Kevin Munster, and grandparents.

A celebration of life will take place at Blase Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg, Nebraska on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 1pm- 7pm.   Family will be present from 4pm-7pm   There will be a private family burial at a later date.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel

620 10th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138

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