Rodney A. Heath 62, died Monday, February 21, 2022 at his Goessel residence. He was born June 15, 1959 in Newton, Kansas to Joe C. and Elizabeth (Erwin). On May 7, 1983 he married Virginia Foiles in Newton, Kansas and she survives of the home.
Rodney worked as a welder at Excel Industries in Hesston. Some of Rodney’s interest included antique Ford Pickups, Tractors and his beloved Kansas City Chiefs. He also enjoyed participating in the Goessel Threshing Days and was a member of Wheat Co. His greatest joy was his family. He looked forward to fishing trips at Harvey County East Lake and Maxwell Lake. In his younger years he camped with his family. He will be remembered as a loving Husband and Father and he had a special love for his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Virginia, 6 sons Ron Heath, Brian (Nanci) Heath, Scott (Wendy) Tingen, Ricky (Laree) Tingen, Mark (Spring) Tingen and Bobby and (Ingrid) Tingen; one daughter Jennifer Lyn (Chris) Phillips; one brother Elmer (Deidre) Heath; one sister Neva (Wayne) Kreutziger; brothers in law Ron (Judy) Foiles and Bob Foiles and sister in law Opal Queen. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Rodney is preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Bonham and Joe Heath and his Brother and sister in law Harland and Goldie Fosket.
A graveside committal service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday February 28, 2022 at Sunnydale Park Cemetery in Rural Sedgwick County. A gathering and visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday February 27th at the Petersen Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made in Rodney’s name in Lieu of flowers to Wheat Co sawmill building and left with Petersen Funeral Home.