RODNEY SNOGREN, 70, of Ogallala, NE, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021, at Papillion, NE.
Rod was born on September 17, 1950, in Oakland, Nebraska, to Roy J. and Audrey L. (Preston) Snogren. He graduated from Ogallala High School with the class of 1968. He subsequently entered the Army National Guard, having served in active duty for part of his commitment.
Rod worked at Armstrong's Filling Station pumping gas and selling minnows before working at TRW and later, Humphreys Auto Supply.
On April 7, 1973, Rod married Vicki Reed, and the couple made their home in Ogallala their entire married lives. In 1976, Rod went to work at Ogallala Electric until 1999, when he and Vicki started Snogren Insurance.
Rod was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish, especially when he got to share the time with his friends and family. Rod enjoyed a good game of pitch and the laughs and gamesmanship that would oftentimes encircle the table. He appreciated a good story and had the kind of humor that would leave people hanging on his words, trying to decide on his seriousness. Rod wasn't the kind of man that put on airs but had a ruddy authenticity about him. He treasured his family and all the moments that they shared, perhaps especially the ones not meant for a Hallmark card.
Rod was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Melissa Snogren; parents; and a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Joe Burgert.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki of Ogallala; daughters, Angela (Keith) Helff of Papillion, Amy (Dustin) Muir of Lincoln; eight grandchildren, Tyson, Aniston, Adelynn, Landon, and Evan Helff, as well as Kolby, Kameron, and Kooper Muir. Survivors also include his siblings, Scott Snogren of Ogallala, Ann Heflin (Cecil Hendricks) of Ogallala; brother-in-law, Dennis Reed of Lacy, WA; and sister-in-law, Glenda Taylor of Ogallala; along with many friends.
A memorial has been established in Rod's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the services will be streamed live.
Memorial services will be Friday, July 2, 2021, at 10:00 am at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala. Inurnment with military honors will be in the Grant Fairview Cemetery.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.