Rodney “Buzz” Croskey, 57

Rodney “Buzz” Croskey, 57, of the Iowa Veterans Home, joined in his families heavenly poker game on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, while getting ready to watch the races.

A time of remembering and sharing will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Malloy LRC (Malloy Building) at the IVH. In his honor, please wear his favorite colors- purple and pink. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Military honors will be accorded with his son, Collin, presenting the flag. Memorials may be directed to his family. For condolences, please visit

Left to cherish his memory are Bonnie, his loving wife of five years and companion of 15, his children: Danny (Katy) Croskey, of Tama, Jessica Croskey, of Cedar Rapids, Kaylynn (Joe) Burke, of Marshalltown, Collin (Lorraine) Emde, of Burlington, Haley (Brandon) Mosley and Stephanie Franciskovich all of West Burlington, Darren Horne and Jamie (Chris) Cumbia all of Mesa and 11 grandchildren as well as his brother Mike Croskey of the IVH and sister Kathy Croskey of Marshalltown.