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Rodney Mark Jesienouski

October 12, 1949 — July 19, 2023

Rodney Mark Jesienouski, age 73, was born on October 12, 1949, in Maddock, North Dakota, and passed away on July 19, 2023, in Denver, Colorado. He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and cherished memories.

Rodney's journey through life was filled with remarkable moments and accomplishments. He graduated from Cando High School in 1967, where he passionately played hockey for the Cando Odnacs. In 1970, he answered the call to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Marines. As a Brig Guard stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, he dedicated three honorable years to his service.

In 1978, Rodney's life took a beautiful turn when he met the love of his life, Bonnie Jesienouski (Rapue). They married on March 24th, 1979, and for 40 years, they shared a profound love that stood the test of time. Together, they raised a loving family in the metro Denver area of Colorado, where Rodney worked as a sanitation engineer for Waste Management for 30 years.

Bonnie was Rodney's pillar of strength, his confidante, and his best friend. Her passing on June 12, 2019, left a profound void in his heart that he carried until his own peaceful journey ended. Now, we find comfort in knowing that they are reunited and that their love continues to transcend beyond the boundaries of time.

Survived by his loving children: Rexanne De Souza and Andre De Souza, Patrick Jesienouski, Stanley Jesienouski, Brian Jesienouski, and Shannon Jesienouski.

Cherished grandchildren: Kaylee Jesienouski, Marek Jesienouski, Andrew De Souza, Christian De Souza, Elizabeth De Souza, and Athena Jesienouski.

Family was the center of Rodney's world, and he was immensely proud of his four children and six grandchildren. He adored each of them and filled their lives with boundless love and affection. The memories he created with them will forever be treasured.

Rodney had a zest for life that was contagious. He found joy in the simplest pleasures—hunting duck, geese, and elk brought him closer to nature while watching old westerns, crime shows, and game shows entertained him in the company of his beloved Bonnie. He was the life of the party, and his presence illuminated every gathering. Sharing spirits with friends and family, he relished the camaraderie and laughter that surrounded him.

Rodney was a beloved sibling as well, survived by his sisters, Roxanna McCusker, Wenona Sisko, John Bartley “Jack” Jesienouski, and Pam Miller. He is reunited in heaven with his late parents, Myrtle and Felton Jesienouski, and his siblings, Mina Whitfield, and Stanley Jesienouski.

Rodney was also a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews, who affectionately knew him as "Uncle Bubber." He held a special place in their hearts, and his presence brought joy and laughter to family gatherings.

The family invites all friends and loved ones to join them in a celebration of Rodney's life. The funeral arrangements will be held on August 10th at 10 am at Horan & McConaty, 3101 S Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 80227. Following the ceremony, Rodney's urn will be interred with military honors at Fort Logan Cemetery, 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236.

Though Rodney's physical presence is no longer with us, his spirit and the memories he created will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. May we find solace in the joy he brought to our lives and be inspired by the legacy of love he leaves behind.

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