Jeffery M. Hodel, 63, of Atkinson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in his home. The family held a private ceremony on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, in Kewanee. A celebration of life ceremony will be held later this summer for family and friends.

Jeffery M. Hodel, 63, of Atkinson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in his home. The family held a private ceremony on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, in Kewanee. A celebration of life ceremony will be held later this summer for family and friends.

Jeffery was born in Spring Valley to Ronald and Charlene Hodel. He lived most of his life in the rural community of Geneseo.

Jeff loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time with family. He had a green thumb when it came to growing plants and looked forward to planting his garden every year. He had a life-long passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles and loved riding with friends. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to music, fishing, classic cars and drag racing.

Jeffery is survived by his wife, Darcy (Zimmer) Hodel of 23 years; his two daughters, Linnzi Hodel and Leesha Hodel; his son, Jeffery Hodel; his father, Ronald Hodel; his two sisters, Rhonda DeSplinter and Wendy (Alan) Jacobs; his brother, Cody Hodel; his step-children, Kristan Parr, Troy Engels and the late Brittany Engels; as well as his many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends. Jeffery was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

A special thank you to the support he received from Trinity Medical Center and UnityPoint Hospice for their care and support. Also thank you to Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home for all of the arrangements.