Rodney M. Schou


Rodney M. Schou, 75, of Fremont

passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.


Rodney was born in Fremont to Marvin B. and Evelyn M. (Appel) Schou (deceased).  He graduated from Fremont High School in 1962.  Rodney was confirmed in The Presbyterian Church of Fremont where he recently received his 50 year membership pin.


After an illustrious 37 ½  year career in the Active US Army Reserve beginning May 1966, he retired January 17, 2004, as a Chief Warrant Officer, (CW4), QM.  He served in Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, from October 1990 to July 1991, and in Enduring Freedom, Kuwait, Iraq January 2003 to September 2003.  He earned the SWAsia Service Medal with one Bronze Star along with numerous other medals, ribbons, and awards.


Rodney loved passing time visiting with neighbors, family and friends, camping, and researching items he wanted to purchase.


Rodney is survived by his loving wife Ginger (Wiggins) Schou; children Susan (Torin) Anderson, Carrollton, TX; Matt (Tracy) Schou, Omaha; Beth (Brian) Stobbe, Omaha; Dan Schou (significant other Amanda Fanning), St. Louis, MO; Jonathan (Debbie) Schou, St. Louis, MO; 13 grandchildren; sister Norma (Merle) Gier of Fremont; nieces, nephews and beloved dog Birdie.


Visitation with the family will be Thursday, May 9th, 6 to 8 PM, at the Ludvigsen Mortuary, Fremont. A Celebration of Life service will be 10AM Friday, May 10, 2019, at The Presbyterian Church with Military Honors by the Nebraska Army National Guard at the church, followed by a lunch.  The committal will be 2pm Friday, at the Omaha National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Fremont Veteran’s Memorial Park.


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