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Rodney Dale Belau - February 27, 2014


Rodney Dale Belau was born Dec. 29, 1954, to Paul F. and Phyllis (Wendland) Belau in Stratton, Neb. Rod graduated from Chase County High School in 1973. After high school he attended the Voc. Tech. college in Sidney, Neb., for two years before returning to Imperial.
Rod married Cathy Ann Lunzmann on Nov. 11, 1978, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial. The couple settled in Imperial, where Rod was employed by a construction company, a well drilling company, an elevator and finally at Midwest Farm Equipment/21st Century where he was still working.
Rod passed away Friday evening, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Chase County Community Hospital. He was 59 years of age.
Rodney enjoyed fishing and going to the lake, loved to weld after learning it from his Dad, he enjoyed watching Nebraska football and the Denver Broncos, even saying he would change channels when they weren’t playing like he thought they should, but he never did. In the past year, Boomer (his dog) came into his life which caused great enjoyment and frustration, but Rod wouldn’t have traded him for the world.
Rodney was preceded in death by his father Paul F. Belau.
Survivors include mother, Phyllis Belau of Imperial; wife, Cathy Belau of Imperial; brother, Don Belau and wife, Joyce, of Geneva, Neb.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Rodney Belau were held Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating.
Casketbearers were Earl Loop, Terry Wagner, Ed Lee, Marlon Kunnemann, Larry Talbott, Dan Kunnemann, Rich Norman and Randy Roesener.
Honorary Casketbearers were Allan Fischer and Dan Zwickl.
Inurnment will be held at a later date.
A memorial has been established in Rodney’s memory.
On line condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.