Rodney Usner

Rodney Usner

Friday, April 8th, 1949 Saturday, May 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Rodney L. Usner

Rodney L. Usner, 70, of East Earl, died Saturday, May 4, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his dear family. He is survived by his wife with whom he shared 50 years of marriage, Wanda L. (Marshall) Usner.

Born in East Earl, he was the son of the late Leroy C. and Miriam E. (Ewell) Usner.

Rod was a lifelong member of Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church and Howell Lodge # 405, F & A.M.

He was the owner/operator of Usner Excavating for nearly 50 years. Rod enjoyed his work, riding motorcycle, traveling and most of all spending time with family. He especially loved his role as Pop Rod and Pappy.

Also surviving are five children: Rodney L. Usner II married to Brenda, East Earl, Jennifer L. Leaman married to Dean, East Earl, Frank L. Usner married to Angie, New Holland, Marshall L. Usner married to Emily, East Earl, Matthew L. Usner married to Shanna, 12 grandchildren: Chelsea Hurst married to Brandon, Hannah Usner, Lilly Leaman, Olivia Usner, Koy Leaman, Owen Usner, Kane Leaman, Cooper Usner, Mitchell Usner, Sophia Usner, Harper Usner, Finley Usner and a brother Donald L. Usner married to Sally, East Earl.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Dean M. Usner and Timothy C. Usner.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Church, 758 Spruce Rd., New Holland. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from Noon-1 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be made for cystic fibrosis awareness to Breathe for Olivia, 1042 Sunset Ave., East Earl, PA 17519. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Christian Fellowship Church
    758 Spruce Rd.
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    Friday, May 10th, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Christian Fellowship Church
    758 Spruce Rd.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, May 11th, 2019
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Christian Fellowship Church
    758 Spruce Rd.
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    Saturday, May 11th, 2019
    Rev. Dr. Krisana Poontajak
    Keith Blackwell
  • Interment

    Ranck's United Methodist Cemetery
    700 Ranck Rd.
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Donations are being accepted for: Breath for Olivia.

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The Earhart Family

In memory of Rodney L. Usner. RIP Pop Rod!
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Larry Shirk

I want to remember Rod as a champion doing wheel stands on the motorcycle across the finish line. My condolences to the family.
Larry Shirk
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Michelle Lutz

Wishing the Usner family peace to bring comfort to each other, courage to face the hardest days ahead, and lots of loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Rodney was an extraordinary man and he will be greatly missed by so many who knew him. Our deepest condolences.

Amy, Michelle, & Weav
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Arlan and Arlene Martin

May Gods peace surround you and your family.
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Joy Maser-Briggs

We are sending our heartfelt sympathy to the Usner family. Rod was a pleasure to work with and enjoyable to be around. He will be truly missed!
From all the guys at Rose Hill Construction, Inc.
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