Rodney D. Fogo

Rodney Delano (R.D., Rod) Fogo, 89, former CEO and chief engineer of the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA), died Nov. 16, 2022, in Saint Augustine, Florida.

Rod was the youngest of 12 children, born during the Great Depression to William Lambie and Nellie Sinaloa (Calahan) Fogo on their farm outside Burr Oak, Kansas, in Jewell County on Oct. 27,1933. His stories of farm-life were quite entertaining to his many friends and family members.

Upon graduating from Burr Oak High School, Rod enrolled in engineering at Kansas State University. When his older brother was drafted during the Korean War, he...


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