October 3, 1948 - March 8, 2020
Rodney Earl Guy, 71, of Rapid City, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 8th, 2020 after a courageous 17-month battle with liver cancer. Born October 3rd, 1948 in Traverse City, he was the son of Lester and Marion (Barber) Guy. Rodney resided in Rapid City his whole life. After graduating from Kalkaska High School in 1966 he attended Ferris State University where he graduated with a bachelor degree in microbiology in 1975. On August 28th, 1976, in Traverse City he married the love of his life Vanessa (Yankee) Guy. Rodney worked at Chef Pierre and Sara Lee as a microbiologists and retired after 35 years in 2010. He also served as Deputy Treasurer for Clearwater Twp. from 1993 until 2000. After retirement he served on the Kalkaska Board of Commission from 2013 until 2016. Rodney was an active mason for many years at the Masonic East Bay Lodge. His pride and joy though, was spending time with his grandchildren. He felt fortunate that all of his grandchildren lived close by and was able to visit with them on almost a daily basis. He also enjoyed using his talent in his wood shop to make anything from desks, small tables, to flower planters for all of his family. Rodney loved his family more than anything and always put them before himself. He will be missed tremendously by everyone that knew him. Rodney is survived by his wife and soulmate of over 43 years Vanessa, his daughter Kristine Stanula and her fiance Ben Biallas of Alden, his son Jonathan (Ashley) Guy of Rapid City, loving grandchildren Ethan, Bentley, Austin, Abby, and Carly, brother Gerald Guy of Kalkaska, sisters Nadean (Fred) Elliott of Ada, Sandy (Tracy) Mariage of Williamsburg, Kristy Guy of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, along with many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents Lester and Marion Guy, and his sister Gay Mann. A memorial service with close family and friends will take place at a later date. In remembrance of Rodney, memorials may be directed to New Hope Community Church, 5100 Bethesda Court, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Arrangements were made by Kalkaska Funeral Home.
Rodney Earl Guy, 71, of Rapid City, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 8th, 2020 after a courageous 17-month battle with liver cancer. Born October 3rd, 1948 in Traverse City, he was the son of Lester and... View Obituary & Service Information
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