Rod Petty, 64, died on Friday, July 19, 2019 at his home in Garden City surrounded by family. He was born on December 6, 1954 at Cheyenne Wells, Colorado the son of Francis Eugene & Norma Jean (Hobson) Petty. He married Vickie Regan on June 4, 1994 at Garden City.
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Rod was a 1972 graduate of Sharon Springs High School. Foregoing opportunities to play football at the next level he immediately started working for the Sharon Springs Co-op pumping gas and fixing tires, and quickly worked his way into the ranks of management. In 1991 he moved to Garden City to manage the tire distribution center for Cenex for 4 years. He then moved to Mt Pleasant, Iowa to become Vice President of Petroleum for the Co-op there. In 2000 he moved back to Garden City to be Vice President of the Garden City Co-op Petroleum Division. In 2008 he became the manager of APM Energy and after it was bought Rod became a self-employed consultant for MFA out of Columbia, Missouri. Rod was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling, hunting and especially fishing. He was preceded in death by his Father.
He is survived by his Wife- Vickie Regan Petty, Mother- Norma Jean Petty of Lakin, Daughter- Stephanie Regan of Fairfield, Iowa, Son- Stephen Regan of Montezuma, Iowa, Brother- Jerry Petty (and wife Jo) of St George, Kansas, nephew Tim Petty of Wamego, Kansas, niece Amy Glaves (Scott) of Clay Center, Kansas, & 3 grandchildren Kevin, Taylor, and Brooklyn of Iowa.
Vigil Service will be at 7:00 PM Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM Thursday at St Dominic Catholic Church with Rev. Warren Stecklein as Celebrant. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to St Catherine Hospice in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Friends may call from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
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