Rodney Berscheid

Rodney Berscheid

1959 – 2023

Rodney Berscheid was born in 1959 to Duane and Arlene Berscheid. He was the youngest of four children. He attended St. Francis of Assisi Grade School where he was awarded “Altar Server of the Year,” an award he was proud to share with EVERYONE! He graduated from Gross High School in 1977. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army. Due to a knee injury, he was awarded an Honorable Discharge for his service. Three of his grandchildren continued his legacy of service by enlisting in the military.

One of his favorite memories to share was his time riding bulls in the rodeo, one of which he earned a “First Place” belt buckle. Bricklaying became his career for over 40 years. During these times, he had two daughters, Wendi and Denise. Rodney married Sue in 2000, and he became a bonus dad to Julie and Paul. Blessed with several grandchildren, he loved any amount of time he could spend with them. From baseball and softball games, wrestling and tennis matches, swim meets, soccer games, band and show choir performances, rap concerts, scouts, and dance recitals, Rodney was one proud, busy grandpa!

Some of Rodney’s best family memories were made while boating, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding – in his younger days with dirt bikes and later graduating to Harleys. He loved to travel, especially road trips with “Suzy-Q!” Rodney was a fighter through some of the most difficult times, especially during his last few years. He was a man with a giant heart and willing to help anyone out when needed. He is loved by many, and he will be missed greatly.

He was preceded in death by parents, Duane and Arlene; brothers, Art and Randy; sister, Roxanne. Rodney is survived by wife, Sue; children, Wendi, Denise (Chris), Julie (Bill),  and Paul (Emily); many grandchildren.

FAMILY RECIEVES FRIENDS: Sunday, August 20, 2023, 4:00-6:00 P.M., at the West Center Chapel. followed by VIGIL: 6:00 P.M. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, August 21, 2023, 10:00 A.M., St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills, Omaha NE. INTERMENT: Monday, August 21, 2023, 2:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.



  • Jane and Bob Patterson Posted August 17, 2023 9:54 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with Sue and family.

  • Jamie Manzitto Posted August 17, 2023 11:33 am

    Sue, I’m broken hearted to hear of Rodney’s passing. I will be thinking of and prying for you.

  • Kayla Palma (DC Treasurer) Posted August 17, 2023 12:10 pm

    My deepest Condolences to you and your family. Peace be with you.

  • Mary Ferrara Risavi Posted August 17, 2023 12:37 pm

    Rod the Bod will be greatly missed by all that knew him with his quick sense of humor!

  • Steve and Joyce Russell Posted August 17, 2023 1:12 pm

    We have no words since learning a out Rodney’s death. Our hearts 💕 go out to Sue and all of Rodney’s children and grandchildren. We are so glad that we were able to come to the DeNeve Family Reunion. Love and prayers 🙏. We will not be able to make it for the funeral, however, we will be thinking about the family that day.

  • Judy Buono Posted August 17, 2023 1:46 pm


    I am so sorry about the loss of Rodney. God Bless you and your family during this most difficult time.

    You always spoke so fondly of Rodney and always shared your stories of your many road trips and fun adventures.

    Always know that he will always live within n your hearts through your many fond memories of him.

    In Christian Love and Deepest Sympathy,
    Judy Buono – Retired City of Omaha

  • Mason Hetrick Posted August 17, 2023 2:37 pm

    Sending love and prayers ❤️ Always here for you guys. 🙏

  • Julia Fox Posted August 18, 2023 5:25 am

    Bob and I are so, so sorry Sue. We are thinking and praying for you and everyone at this time.

  • Keith and Leslie Duvall Posted August 18, 2023 6:21 am

    So sorry for your loss of Rodney he truly was a good man and friend to everyone you are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Connie Novacek Posted August 18, 2023 10:26 am

    Sue, so sorry for your loss.

  • Nunzio Gagliolo Posted August 18, 2023 10:36 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Bill Love Posted August 18, 2023 12:16 pm

    So sorry

  • Judy and Steve Broghammer Posted August 18, 2023 2:17 pm

    Thinking of you and your family. I hope your memories of your time together helps you through this sad time. Sending love and hugs

  • Amy Wyman Posted August 18, 2023 8:10 pm

    I’m sorry sorry for your loss! Thought and prayers Sue for you and your family!!

  • Ted Ridenour Posted August 19, 2023 1:13 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss

  • Leonard and Peggy Corbett Posted August 20, 2023 8:53 am

    A true friend and fellow brother. You will be truly missed. So sorry for your loss.

  • Susan Fidone Posted August 20, 2023 4:28 pm

    Sue so sorry for your loss! I met Rodney and Sue at my Garage sale a few years ago , he did some work at my house for me very kind and helpful man . Sending prayers

  • Janet & Larry Balvin Posted August 21, 2023 6:10 am

    Sue & family- We are so very sorry & sad for the loss of Rodney. I just loved following your adventures on Facebook. You two really enjoyed life & family together. I’m glad we got to see him at the reunion in July. I’m sorry we are not able to go to the services as we have other commitments. I’m saying extra prayers today especially for Rodney & all of you. He will be missed. Sending our love & hugs to you..
    Larry & Janet

  • Bonnie Unger Posted August 21, 2023 11:14 am

    Sue, I am so sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. Sending prayers and love.

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