Rodney Wayne Atkinson
1957-2020
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Rodney Wayne Atkinson passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on November 14, 2020. Rodney was born in San Diego on December 12, 1957. He grew up in Lodi, California, later moving to Sacramento and then Star, Idaho. He is survived by his cat and best friend, Mr. Wooly, his parents, Arlene and Peter Schultz, 2 sisters, Julie Stallings (Len) and Stacey Oster (Mike), 3 nephews, 1 niece, and their significant others, 6 great nephews/ nieces and another on the way, 1 great-great nephew, Aunt Diane McLain and cousin Crystal McLain, along with many more cousins.
Rodney enjoyed playing baseball and hanging out at Lodi Lake in his younger years. Then he moved onto fishing, golfing and camping. He loved all animals, to ride his bike, especially Thursday night family bike rides in Star and watching movies and golf on TV. His favorite holiday was the 4th of July.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27, 2020.
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November 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family. Rodney and I grew up together in Lodi. We first met in 4th grade hanging out at Lodi Lake. We shared many adventures throughout the years. I will always remember him as a kind, fun and hard working friend.
Karl Zastrow
Friend
November 22, 2020
There’s not enough room for me to write all the wonderful times we had together, so I will just say, Rodney was my brother. I will miss him every day. I will love him forever.
Julie (Atkinson) Stallings
Sister
November 22, 2020
Julie,Lenny I was so surprised when I saw it in the paper Julie &I send our dearest and deepest condolences and prayers to you and your entire family for your loss! Were to begin ,he was a character (lol) let's see the more I started thinking back .way way back . Julie I met you first I believe lake st. (Joyce,Gail ) Rodney was a little older than me so we weren't friends then.I first met Rodney when he lived with Rick Bernbaum in clements. We were all Sheetrockers . He moved out to devries with warren and I moved in to Ricks . We put a lot of miles on that vw bus I remember his Doberman pincher. We worked for Lloyd and Diane when they first open their business in Lodi and I also remember a little house on the 600 block of Rimby Avenue? Oh by the way HI LENNY Well before I ramble on anymore I am sorry . He was a good man you too take care
Randy Woolsey
Friend
November 21, 2020
Julie and Lenny my deepest condolences to you and your family he was definitely a character (lol) we hung a lot of drywall together fished played softball put a lot of miles on the blue vw van I remember first time I moved out of parents house it was Rodney's old room out in clements when he lived with Rick Bernbaum that was 81-82 . then I think it was devries rd. With Warren or something like that. Crazy days !! I also remember the 600 block of Rimby ave. (lol) you guys take care.Julie, Julie says hi
Randy Woolsey
Friend
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