Rodney G. Eickhoff

Rodney G. Eickhoff

May 6, 1961 – April 16, 2022

Survived by parents, Joan and Larry Eickhoff; siblings: Kathleen Sullivan (John), Rev. Matthew Eickhoff, Barbara Cordwin (Michael), and Rev. Jeffrey Eickhoff.

VISITATION: Monday, April 18th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, April 19th at 1pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave.  Entombment, Calvary Mausoleum.  Memorials are suggested to Madonna School for Exceptional Children or Ollie Web Center.

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    Rod was born on May 6th, 1961 and lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa until the family moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he attended Mercy Day School for five years.  When the family moved back to Omaha, he attended and graduated from Madonna School.  

    Rod held many jobs over the years, his most recent being at Petrow’s and Pizza Ranch.  He was very proud to be a working man, and loved riding the MAT city bus to and from work.  Rod was also proud to be a charter member of the Knights of Columbus at Holy Cross.  

    Rod loved to bowl and played in a league for over 30 years and also participated in the Special Olympics several times.  He enjoyed doing word search puzzles and playing Yahtzee and card games with family, especially when he won!  

    He lived with his parents for 58 years before moving to Missouri to live with his sister Kate and her husband John.  

    Rod was always the life of the party and will be greatly missed by family and friends.  



  • Rolfes family Posted April 17, 2022 8:04 pm

    Rod affected our lives greatly! He showed us love in spite of our situations. Always live in the moment and loved his faith fiercely! Thank you for that! You are a great inspiration to us all! Love you! I know you are wrapped in Jesus’s arms right now and laughing and playing Yahtzee with Aunt Theresa and Uncle Ralph!!

  • Cal/Linda Meyer Posted April 18, 2022 9:40 pm

    Our condolences to our dear friends, Kate & John, and the rest of Rod’s family. What a pleasure it was to have known Rod! We played games with him all the time and enjoyed watching his enthusiasm and the energy he put into playing Yahtzee (especially that time he rolled his third Yahtzee and won the game handily)! He was also very proficient in the card game, Golf, in which he even had an unwritten rule where you always keep a 5 or lower, which was honorably named “Rod’s Rule”. Rest in peace dear Rod!

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