June 12, 2019


Rodney Theulen, 59, of Carroll, died Monday, June 10, 2019, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll surrounded by his family.

Funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll with Father Timothy Johnson officiating.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and continue until time of the funeral.

Online condolences may be left for Rodney’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born on April 25, 1960, in Carroll, Iowa, Rodney Raymond Theulen was the son of Robert and Louise (Heim) Theulen. He spent his younger years in the Auburn area and attended Auburn-Lake View Schools. Throughout his working career Rodney was employed at New Hope Village, D&R Bonding, Quality Equipment, SITEL, and most recently owned and operated All American Cab in Carroll.

On Aug. 19, 1999, Rodney married Paula Todt in Carroll, Iowa. Prior to this marriage, he had two previous marriages. To these unions he was blessed with four children.

He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, trips to the casino, old cars, camping, eagles, eBay shopping, his dog Midnight, and pretty much collecting anything. He was Grandpa Rod to a lot of children, and his #1 favorite thing was being a grandpa.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Paula Theulen, of Carroll; children: Kimberly Beidler of Carroll, Amber (Kameron) Peplinski of Breda and Jeremy (Megan) Theulen of Scranton; grandchildren: Jordan and Dawson Beidler, Isaiah, Connor and Karter Stark, Kameron, Averey, Rayne and Zayne Peplinski, Landyn Irlbeck, and Brayden and Addelyn Theulen; siblings: Bobby Theulen and friend Deb Selk of Auburn, Randy (Cheri) Theulen of Halbur, and Kathy (Dan) Grossman of Carroll; brother-in-law Ron Pietig of Carroll; as well as several nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Jennifer; and sister, Karma Pietig.