Rodney "Rod" McKusick
McKusick, Rodney "Rod"
90, of Mesa, AZ passed away on December 4, 2012. Rod was born in Dexter, Maine July 7, 1922. He served in the US Army during WWII. He worked and raised his family in Southeastern Michigan prior to moving to Arizona in 1976 He retired in 1987 and began volunteering at and then was later hired by Central Christian Church in Mesa, in their landscaping department where he worked until he was 87. He is well known for his beautiful rose gardens and other flower gardens around the church campus. Rod is survived by his second wife, Jeanne, his son Mike (Christine) of Hartland, MI, his daughter Bonnie Davidson (Ed) of Mesa, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 59 years, Bobbie, and his daughter Melissa Woodward of Chino Valley. Rod was also dearly loved by Jeanne's children, Mike, Mark, and Tim Bodin and Laurie Bodin-Henderson and their spouses, Jeannie, Liz, Marie and John, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A celebration service will be held at 10am, Saturday December 15, 2012 at Central Christian Church, 933 N. Lindsay Rd., Mesa, AZ. A reception will be held at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Central Christian Church or the Salvation Army.

Published by The Arizona Republic on Dec. 7, 2012.
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During your years of worshiping at Judson church in Minneapolis with our long time Judson member Jeanne I so appreciated your out-stretched hand in friendship. I always saw you as a brave soul who entered into a new church home with determination to be a member, not just a visitor. Thank you. You have inspired me to be more out-going when I am the "new person on the block".
Luise forseth
December 16, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Rod was one of our favorite patients and we will miss that smile of his. Craig Adams, DDS and Staff
December 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God's peace be with you. --Brad and Holly Emery
Brad Holly Emery
December 9, 2012
Rest in Peace, and in the presence of your heavenly savior for eternity, my dear cousin Rod. Well done, good and faithful servant.
Donna Stewart
December 8, 2012
So sorry to hear the news. Take care.
DeAnna Mireau
December 8, 2012
Your smile, your kindness and happy nature will be missed. Our sympathies to the family.
December 8, 2012
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