Rodney Allen Hanslip

Rodney Allen Hanslip

May 19, 1942 – April 9, 2024

Rodney Allen Hanslip was born May 19,1942, to Walter and Rose Hanslip. He was a brother to Patsy, Sharon, Gary, and Gene, as well as father to Patrick and Virginia, and a loving husband of 42 years to Diana Hanslip. Rod passed away April 9, 2024. He grew up in Fremont, Nebraska, and served in the Army as an acting sergeant. Always quick with a dad joke or quip, and those lucky to have known him, will hold him in their hearts for the rest of time. We will always remember to “keep it smooth.”  Rod was a father, son, uncle, brother, grandfather, husband, and a wonderful neighbor. Those remembering him include his son, Patrick; his sisters, Patsy and Sharon; as well as many wonderful in-laws; dear nieces and nephews; loving grandkids; and many wonderful friends. Awaiting him in heaven are his parents, Walter and Rose; his brothers, Gary and Gene; his wife, Diana; and his daughter, Virginia.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Tuesday, April 16th, 10 a.m., at Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum, 4912 Leavenworth St.


  • Jon williams Posted April 11, 2024 3:03 pm

    Rest well uncle and keep it smooth

  • Jon williams Posted April 11, 2024 3:03 pm

    Rest well uncle, and keep it smooth

  • Steph Williams Posted April 11, 2024 3:06 pm

    I will miss your jokes and antics ( I learned from the absolute best), your love for always learning new things, and above all your laugh smile and kind nature. Until we meet again.

  • Tami Zajicek Saunders Posted April 11, 2024 3:51 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. He was such a sweet guy. Thinking of you all as you journey thru this difficult time.

  • Julie Teveldal Posted April 11, 2024 4:41 pm

    Uncle Rod was a great guy.

  • Tina Holland Posted April 11, 2024 5:34 pm

    Dear sweet Uncle Rod. We will miss you so much! Your warm hugs and love are well remembered. I still remember some special Christmas gifts you gave when we were kids aged around 9. All the love you put into us to be passed on to others. Miss your sweet smiles and quips. Loved remembering memories you mom and Aunt Patsy would talk about and loved ones already gone. Much love for those of us left behind!

  • Charllie Gillette Posted April 11, 2024 7:27 pm

    So sorry to have lost a old friend for many years! I am so glade I got to see Rod last year when I passed through Omaha Rod and I worked together. hunted, fished and had a beer or two. A truly good man and friend. Hope to see you again.

  • Celeste Williams Posted April 11, 2024 8:00 pm

    My heart breaks for us who remain but I am so grateful you are no longer in pain. You were loved well and were such a calm presence. You loved to laugh and make people smile. Forever in my heart! Keep it smooth!

  • Julia Fleener Posted April 12, 2024 5:39 pm

    Uncle Rodney, as I sit here and think about you and all the memories, the thing that sticks out in my mind is how you would say my name. It was always Juleeay at first. You weren’t always the loudest in our family but you always had a smile and were interesting to talk to, funny stories or questions. I think you were smarter than a lot of people gave you credit for. You were kind and gentle. Even when you were upset, I was never scared of you. I wish I could have spent more time listening to your stories. You took after Grandpa Hanslip in your thirst for learning and getting to know people. I pray that you found Jesus and rest in his presence. Love you!

  • Billie Jo Dunham Posted April 16, 2024 11:33 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss of your father. Pat I’m very sorry. You and your family are in my prayers always.

  • Diane K Rhoads Posted April 20, 2024 11:24 am

    So sorry for your family’,s loss. I knew Rodney through the Gillette’s and the Barnett -Ramel group. We used to play a lot of cards, He was a great friend to some of my cousins Sharon Gillette and her brothers(Gene and Larry Korten). We had a lot of good times. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

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