Margaret A. “Peggy” (Schechinger) Rodenbough

Margaret A. “Peggy” (Schechinger) Rodenbough

May 11, 1951 – October 15, 2022

Peggy was one of a kind. She loved unconditionally and gave to so many. She touched many lives, always seeing the good in people, and had a very positive outlook. She loved taking care of others, and her caregiver traits will never be forgotten.

Peggy enjoyed only “live” horse races. Her love for the races even brought her and her husband Jay together. They were married at Horseman’s Park in July of 1999.

Peggy’s love for her husband Jay; mother & father; brothers Kevin and Craig, sister Sandy; brother-in-law Leo; sons: Troy, Todd & Mike (April); and grandchildren: Allison, Finley, and Kai was unmeasurable. She loved hosting family holiday parties. Her face would light up when you would mention her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching Allison at her swim meets and visiting Finley and Kai in Florida.

Peggy was a hard worker; she took a few years off when her boys were younger to stay home with them. She worked at Mac Truck, NE Sporting Goods and retired from Johnson Controls in April of 2020. Jay and Peg had a lawn service during retirement to stay busy, but let’s not forget about her yard. Oh, was it beautiful; she took a lot of pride in her home.

Peggy loved her trips to Florida with friends. They would rent a condo for a week, and it would be a week full of friendship, love, and laughter. Just some of the fun things Peggy enjoyed were, bowling and football (Huskers and Dallas Cowboys), watching Creighton basketball with her husband, Jay and tooling around on her golf cart with Jay to visit friends around Lake Olivo. She was the first woman, along with a friend, to join a fantasy football league. Keno, not so much playing but to see friends and sitting in the bleachers at wrestling meets. Let’s not forget parties. Peg didn’t miss a party. Her love for hosting horseshoe and cornhole tournaments with her Lake Family was her forte. She made everyone feel welcome and greeted everyone with a smile. She worked hard to get it set up, running brackets with Jay and cleaning up. Did she complain about cleanup… Never. Just the kind of person she really was.

Peggy’s kind heart and beautiful smile will continue to shine on us all.

Preceded in death by father, Don Quandt. Survived by husband, Jay Rodenbough; sons: Troy and Todd Schechinger; stepson, Mike Rodenbough (April); mother, Veronica Quandt; sister, Sandy Weber (Leo); brothers: Craig and Kevin Quandt; granddaughter, Allison Marks; grandsons: Finley and Kai Rodenbough.

VISITATION: Friday, October 21, 2022, 4:30PM-6:30PM. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10:30AM. Both services held at West Center Chapel.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Tangier Shrine.


  • Gerald Dopheide Posted October 17, 2022 5:35 pm

    Our sincere condolences to your family

  • Louise Cannon Posted October 17, 2022 8:11 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. My sister Linda, and Peggy, were such good friends for so many years. This is how I knew Peggy.. My heart goes out to you all. Many prayers are being sent you way.. Most Sincerely, Louise

  • Philip Jones Posted October 18, 2022 8:37 am

    We want to send our deepest condolences to the family. We are heartbroken to hear of Peggy’s passing at Johnson Controls. Peggy was a part of our work family and team. She will be greatly missed. We thank her for all of her years of service here. She was a big part of saving countless lives and was very committed to fire and life safety. She has been irreplaceable, and we grieve with all of her family. May god bless her and her family. She has left quite a legacy and has impacted so many lives in such a positive way.

  • Molly Reed Posted October 18, 2022 5:05 pm

    Peggy was like a mother to me growing up, she would make creative cakes for my birthdays! Peggy was such a beautiful light in this life, may she Rest In Peace.

  • Liz Hollinger Posted October 19, 2022 6:03 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, she lit up the room with her laughter and kindness. She will be deeply missed.

  • Liz Hollinger Posted October 19, 2022 6:04 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, she lit up the room with her laughter and kindness.

  • Debi Nunn Fox Posted October 19, 2022 1:41 pm

    We are deeply saddened by Pegs passing. She was always a delight to wait on and talk to at keno. Prayers for all of the family for healing hearts, and strength only God can give in your mourning.we are all so glad we knew her and her . beautiful smile. Lots of love to you Jay.
    Your Ralston Keno staff.

  • PATTI J FERNSIDE Posted October 19, 2022 2:37 pm

    Deepest sympathy from Ben & Patti Fernside. We never got to meet Peggy but we sure wish we had known her. Beautiful woman inside and out from what we hear.

  • Kirk and Karen McLaughlin Posted October 20, 2022 12:42 pm

    Jay, So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy from all the McLaughlin family.

  • Kelly (Newingham) Schmidt Posted October 22, 2022 7:38 am

    My deepest and sincerest condolences. I knew Troy from grade school. His mom, was always so very nice to me. If I ever felt awkward or out of place she always tried to make me feel comfortable and welcome in her home whenever I was over. She always had a smile on her face and kindness in her heart. I’m deeply saddened by her passing. This world was a better place with her in it and now this world has lost a beautiful soul and will never be the same without her. All my love to Troy, Todd and the rest of her family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all!

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