Rodney Lee Oberschelp


ROCK FALLS – Rodney Lee Oberschelp, 73, of Rock Falls, died Friday Aug. 7, 2020 at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Graveside services will be held at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy with Pastor Barbara Otten of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Amboy American Legion.

Rod was born Sept. 12, 1946 in Amboy at Amboy Public Hospital, the son of Joy K. and Eleanor K. (Volland) Oberschelp.

Survivors include his son Rodger, his sisters Sandra (William) Wyatt of Sterling and Doris (Wendell "Skip") Miller of Amboy, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joy and Eleanor, and his daughter Kelly.

He grew up on the family farm in Maytown and attended Maytown Grade School. Rod graduated from Amboy High School in 1964. He joined the US Army in the fall of 1964 and fought in the Vietnam War. Rod was honorably discharged from the Army and Army Reserves on April 26, 1972. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran in a very unpopular time to be a Veteran.

Rod had been a lineman for Centel Phone Company in Dixon.

A memorial has been established for the Amboy American Legion Post.

Arrangements by the Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

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