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Rodney J. Lewis

Rod passed away Friday, August 6, 2021 at his home in Otsego.

He was born July 17, 1962 in Alma, the son of Robert and Hazel (Edwards) Lewis. Rod was an Otsego High School graduate and for 20 years worked at Kalamazoo Steel Processing. Rod had a very dry sense of humor and in his free time enjoyed riding motorcycles and tinkering with cars. He was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge and loved his dogs.

Surviving are his brother, Scott Lewis; sister, Lisa (Gary) Sutton; twin sister, Cindy (Mike) Stough; nephews, Cody, Zach and Matt Sutton and Michael Stough and nieces, Tammy D’Amore, Teresa Stough and Abbey Stough.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bob Lewis.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Rod may be made to the

Lupus Foundation of America


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Diane Smith

August 7, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Scott, Lisa and Cindy I am so sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing. He was a very likeable, kind and loving man. I send hugs and prayers for each and every one of you during this tough time. God Bless.

Fly high Rod……


Cindy Marks

August 7, 2021 at 4:43 pm

Rodney was my very first kiss…

Wow and that was 48 years ago…seems like yesterday.

I’ll miss your comments to my Facebook posts and talking to you on the Moose patio my dear old friend.

Bright light bubble Rod. And fly high.

I’ll never ever forge you.


Kim Lewis

August 7, 2021 at 5:44 pm

Rest Peacefully Rodney


Kathleen Fisher

August 7, 2021 at 6:12 pm

Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you. Rodney was always a pleasure to be around and he will be missed a lot. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all

Kathi (Snyder) Fisher


Kathleen (Snyder) Fisher

August 7, 2021 at 6:16 pm

So sorry for the loss Rodney was always pleasant to be around, and I loved his dry sense of humor!! I know he will be missed by you all. Hugs to you and prayers for peace and comfort.

Love you,



Kevin Christopher

August 7, 2021 at 6:52 pm

I am sadden and lost on what has happened ! He was a long and Forever Friend that will be missed deeply . We meet around 3rd grade and what can you say ! From that day on there was many wild and crazy times we had togather . R.I.P


Brenda Quarry/ Weymouth

August 7, 2021 at 7:25 pm

So sorry for your loss my condolences to the family


Don and Donna Allen

August 7, 2021 at 11:54 pm

RIP Rod you will be missed by many.


Lindy Holmes

August 8, 2021 at 11:10 am

So very sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his arms and carry you through this very difficult time.


Randy Lewis

August 9, 2021 at 8:06 am

Scott, Lisa, Cindy – I was so sorry to learn of Rodney’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Randy


Zach Sutton

August 9, 2021 at 1:04 pm

Rest easy, Rodney. You’ll be missed by many.


Sandy and Dan Fleming

August 9, 2021 at 1:11 pm

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.


Ron Young

August 9, 2021 at 5:47 pm

Very sorry for your family loss, this is sad news. Forsure. God be with you all. In Jesus name Amen


Teresa Caffrey

August 10, 2021 at 12:08 am

Lisa, Scott, Cindy and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express my sincere condolences to your famiky. Lisa, I love you and Scott, I’ve come to know you on fb and your just a big sweet guy. Your famiky has become very special to me over time and I am praying for God wrap his loving arms around you all as you go through the grieving of your dear brother. MAY HE RIP. ❤️‍

Love and light to you all ❤️‍


Kelly Dennis

August 11, 2021 at 8:50 am

Classmate , best friend , brotherI have known Rodney all of my life, practically grew up in the Lewis home. I have many great memories of are childhood growing up and even more as adults. Scott , Lisa , Cindy and family my sincere condolences, my memories of Rodney will always be with me.



August 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

So sorry for your loss!! Great memories from the “Burger Chef” years!


David Kivell

August 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm

“Dry sense of humor “! I remember in fourth grade when he had me almost convinced Cindy was deaf! I said ” how come she can talk on the phone?” He said a flashing light goes off when the phone rings so she might answer it,then someone else runs into the room and lip syncs the conversation for her! Funny guy. The “Burger Chef years” made me smile. He was my first manager at my first job. I bought my first car from him. I haven’t seen him in a couple years but am extremely sad to know he has left us. My condolences to the rest of the family.


Pat Shock

August 13, 2021 at 7:33 am

Scott Lisa Cindy so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart breaks for you all it is hard to let go. Please know my family and I are sending love your way. Your cousin Pat


Roger Sutton

August 15, 2021 at 7:59 pm

So sorry to read today that Rod has passed,Our prayers are with you all , Rest In Peace Rodney,I’m still using that gravity table I bought from him about 4yrs ago.


Class of 1980

August 19, 2021 at 2:41 am

The class of 1980 send their deepest condolences to the Lewis family! Rod was a one of a kinda!

He will be dearly missed.


Kay Linn Miller Snyder

August 19, 2021 at 2:46 am

Cindy, Lisa and Scott I would like to send my condolences to you and your family’s

Rod was always kind and always made me laugh even when he be in the hospital/ and or Dr office and I’d stop to see him he always made me laugh.

He will be missed.


Michele Warner

August 19, 2021 at 4:14 pm

I am so sorry about your loss, I have u and your family in my prayers r.I.p. rod I remember u were an awesome person in high school


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