Feb 25,1954---Apr 02,2021

On April 2, 2021, Rodney (Rod) M. Zugelder moved to a joyous, pain free life in the presence of Christ in Heaven while surrounded by his loving family.

Rod grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and loved telling stories of his childhood growing up on Sandusky. He attended Wyandotte High school, before moving to Pleasanton, KS. He loved living the country life and racing his 1951 black Chevy truck before he graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1972. He was well known in both communities.

In his life, he worked in a variety of finance careers, but his favorite job was being a grandfather. "Papa" Rod loved taking trips with his grandchildren, spoiling them at every opportunity possible.

Rod was a Mason/Shriner and Past Master of Shawnee Lodge #54 and was currently the Outer Guard of Abdallah Shriners. He's been part of these philanthropic fraternities for more years than can be remembered.

The most significant event of Rod's life was coming into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. It radically changed his outlook and direction of his life. He was passionate about helping others find their way to Christ. 

Rod was preceded in death by his parents Norma (Mizer), Raymond Zugelder, and daughter, Amy Zugelder.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Sandy Zugelder, son Christopher Zugelder (Mindy), son Eric Zugelder (Angela), son Eli Forester (Megumi), daughter Kelly Forester, and grandchildren Nicolas, Makenzie, Alyssa, Zander, and Iris.

The visitation will be Monday, April 5, 2021 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, at Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS. The funeral service, including a Masonic section, will be at 10:00am, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Porter Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Breakpointe Community  Church, 10001 W. 88th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Abdallah Shriners, 5300 Metcalf Ave., Mission, KS 66202.

 

  "And that's when the fight started."

 



Condolences

Debbie Mizer-Lidzy Apr 03 ,2021

Chris and Eric, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for all of you.

Jan and Linda Way Apr 04 ,2021

Friends ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Rod, we are saddened by the news of your passing. Sandy, our hearts are heavy for you. Although we haven’t seen you for a few years we have memories of good people and are sorry for your loss and the loss to your extended family. Rest In Peace friend. —Jan and Linda

Stephen & Eva.Callahan Apr 05 ,2021

Friend ,Surprise ,Arizona

Sandy, Sending our condolences and prayers during this most difficult time. Praying for peace and comfort for your whole family.

John F. Arvin Apr 06 ,2021

Sandy, I offer my heartfelt condolence. I will hold you and your family in my prayers.

Sue Tucker Apr 07 ,2021

I watched the service. I am sorry for your loss of someone who you loved so much. I know that you are a strong woman and that even though you would like to join him, your work on this earth is not yet done. Good luck to you and I wish you well. Again, I am sorry for your loss. Sue

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Apr 05 ,2021
Time:
4:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
1835 Minnesota Avenue
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Apr 06 ,2021
Time:
10:00 AM
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