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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, May 01, 2014

OBITUARY ~ RODNEY HAROLD "ROD" CLOUD
June 25, 1939 ~ April 27, 2014

Rodney "Rod" Harold Cloud passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Rod was born June 25, 1939 to Harold Ralph Cloud and Mildred Irene (Stranberg) in Galva, Iowa. Rod was educated in Dayton and Storm Lake Schools. He served in the National Guard from 1958 to 1964.

Rod moved to Mount Ayr in 1965 while working for Evans Construction putting in direct dial telephone lines. On July 29, 1967 Rod was united in marriage to Lois Marie Cannon in Mount Ayr. Rod worked for the telephone company in Mount Ayr for 28 years until retiring. After retirement Rod worked as a telephone line locator and drove a chemical truck for Helena Chemical Company. He was a member of the American Legion Post #172 of Mount Ayr. Rod was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and enjoyed watching ball games when they were winning. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Rod was preceded in death by; his parents, Harold and Mildred Cloud; father in-law, Wilbur Cannon; mother in-law, Marie Cannon-Garner. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Lois Cloud of Mount Ayr; daughter, Rhonda (Khaled) Abdalla and children Ibrahim, Moustafa, Samia and Layla Abdalla all of West Des Moines; two sons, Kenny Cloud of West Des Moines and Ryan Cloud (significant other Clara White) and children Trenton Cloud and Darrin White all of Des Moines; two brothers, Gary (Julie) Cloud of Ankeny and Douglas (Leida) Cloud of Topeka, Kansas; brother in-law, Marvin (Verlene) Cannon of Bondurant; five grandchildren; one step-grandson.

Services were conducted at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 01, 2014 at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, Mount Ayr, Iowa, with Pastor Bill Armstrong officiating. Musical selections included "I'll Fly Away," "Amazing Grace" and "The Old Rugged Cross."

Casket bearers were Scott Hensley, Jim Hensley, Wade Cloud, Jesse Cannon, David Oyler and Gregg Cannon.

A memorial fund has been established in Rod's Name.

Interment was made at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2014

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