Posted: Fri 2:02 PM, Feb 01, 2013
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel
Rodney Dean Veitschegger was born Easter Sunday, April 5, 1931, in Tacoma, Wash. He went on to be with his Lord at 8:36 p.m. Jan. 31, 2013.
His parents were Virginia Leola Roberts Veitschegger and Frank Alois Veitschegger. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Anne Kerr Veitschegger; his children, Rodney Dean Veitschegger Jr., M.D., of Bowling Green, Frederick Bense Veitschegger of San Antonio, William Kerr Veitschegger, Ph.D., of Folsom, Calif., Maria Louise Childs, M.D., of College Station, Texas, and Cynthia Anne Bauer of Lenoir, N.C.; and one brother, Frank Veitschegger of Marshfield, Wis. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Malgarin of Kent, Wash., and Nadine Hollingsworth of Navato, Calif. He has 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Rodney D. Veitschegger received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Washington, having attended the Business University in Bowling Green for a portion of his undergraduate education. He was a certified public accountant. He taught accounting at Idaho State University from 1960-64 and at Western Kentucky State College and later Western Kentucky University from 1964-94. He was a dedicated Christian who served faithfully as an elder at Bowling Green Christian Church for many years. He had attended Greenwood Park Church of Christ in recent years. He was a charitable, thoughtful person and a good father and husband. He was a member of the Gideons International for many years. He was an avid and respected genealogist, having done extensive work on several branches of family relations. He was an Army veteran, serving from 1950-53, a member of the Kiwanis Club and a Kentucky Colonel. His interests were his faith, family, his garden and yard and his home. He was a voracious reader, particularly of current events. His knowledge, wise counsel, encouragement, unassuming loyalty and sincerity will be sorely missed.
Visitation will be Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until time of services at J.C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel. Memorial services will be Sunday 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Cancer Society, American Red Cross and Gideons International.