Rodney W. Nagel, 52, Bismarck, died May 20, 1999, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Kermit Culver officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan.
Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at Bismarck Funeral Home, and will continue at the church one hour before services.
Rodney Walter Nagel was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Bismarck, the son of Walter and Erna (Fandrich) Nagel. He grew up on the family farm southeast of Lehr, and received his elementary and high school education in the Lehr Public School, graduating in 1964. He attended Wahpeton State School of Science from 1964-1965. On June 21, 1966, he married Jennie Heupel at Wishek, and they moved to Bismarck. In 1976 they moved north of Bismarck where they were presently living.
Rodney was employed with the State of North Dakota and became Capitol Grounds superintendent in 1970. During his employment with facility management, Rodney was very instrumental in carrying out various projects on the Capitol Grounds, including the North Dakota flowerbeds.
Rodney served in the Wishek National Guard for seven years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He also was a member of American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, and North Dakota and Minnesota Quarter Horse Associations. He dearly loved his job, his horses and his family and friends. He liked tractors and enjoyed spending most of his time working and seeing progress.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie; one son, Robert, Bismarck; his grandson, Dustin Nagel, Windsor, Colo.; his mother, Erna Nagel, Bismarck; one sister and brother-in-law, Arvilla and Dale Ketterling, Wishek; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, whom he loved and enjoyed dearly.
Rodney was preceded in death by his father, Walter; and one sister, Carol.