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Rodney "Rock" Allen Yuskis

July 12, 1945 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Rodney "Rock" Yuskis Obituary

Rodney “Rock” Allen Yuskis, 78, of Warsaw, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

Rodney was born on July 12, 1945, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Alex F. and Doris Claudine (Acker) Yuskis. He graduated from Warsaw High School in 1963, and on July 22, 1972, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Denise Krueger, in Edina, Missouri. She survives.

Rodney was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw and served his country in the United States Army Reserves for six years. Rodney was a lifelong farmer and owned Rock’s Autobody. Farming was his job, hobby and lifestyle, and he loved the community that surrounded it. “Jack of all trades, but master of none” is how he would describe himself, but his family and friends were convinced he could fix just about anything. 

Rodney was a man of few words.  But when he talked, people listened. He was an active member of the Warsaw area communities, serving on the Hunt Drainage District Board, the Warsaw School Board, the Ursa Farmers’ Cooperative Board of Directors, and as a Rocky Run-Wilcox Township Trustee. He farmed through and helped others make it through three floods in the Warsaw bottoms. Rodney loved living on the Mississippi River and enjoyed boating, skiing and any other water activity. He was an avid sports fan, rooting for Illini and the Chiefs. He also collected antique John Deere tractors. 

Rodney loved his family more than anything.  He took a great deal of pride in his children and grandchildren’s sporting events, and attended as many as he could.  His love of horses and animals lives on through his next generations.  And although Rodney leaves behind many things built with his hands, his greatest legacy will be the values and passions he instilled in his family. 

Rodney is survived by his wife Denise Yuskis of Warsaw; his son Brock (Ciara) Yuskis of Warsaw; three daughters: Brigitte Nettesheim of Kenilworth, Illinois, Tara (Christian) Boller of Brownstown, Michigan, and Courtney Yuskis of Sutter; eleven grandchildren: Victoria, Elisabeth and D. Alexander Nettesheim, Damen, Delaney, Brooks and Bennett Boller, and Scarlett, Rock, Stetson and Gianna Yuskis; his brother Stephen Yuskis of Fort Madison, Iowa; his sister Deborah Yuskis-Mulch of Burlington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rodney is preceded in death by his parents.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw. Burial at a later date will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, from 4 to 7 pm at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw. A Rosary service will be held on Tuesday at 3 pm directly before visitation.

Memorials may be directed to the Shrine of St. Jude or Sacred Heart Catholic Church/Masses. 

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Recitation of the Rosary
February 20, 2024

3:00 PM
Printy Funeral Home
317 Main Street
Warsaw, IL 62379

February 20, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Printy Funeral Home
317 Main Street
Warsaw, IL 62379

Funeral Mass
February 21, 2024

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Warsaw)


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