Eddie S. Rodehaver

| December 13, 2021

Eddie S. Rodehaver, born Aug. 24, 1942, passed away Nov. 22, 2021.

Ed was raised by Clarence and Ada Rodehaver in West Lafayette. He graduated from West Lafayette High School. After high school, Ed worked for Northwest Airlines until he retired. He enjoyed traveling, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Boston Celtics. He always enjoyed catching up with his high school classmates and held his friends close to his thoughts. Ed was a kind, caring, loyal and ornery friend.

After Ed retired, he found friendship and enjoyment volunteering at Temple Christian Academy Howard. He wanted each student to work hard and achieve success. He cherished his church family at the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple.

Ed was happily married to the love of his life, M. Gay (Porteus) Rodehaver. They were married on Aug. 19, 1978, until her passing on March 15, 1991. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Ada and Clarence Rodehaver and his in laws, Lorene and Lloyd Fowler and Marion Porteus.

Ed is survived by his three sisters-in-law, Joyce Fossa, Alice (Bill) Wilkins, and Melinda (Frank) Reilly. His nieces and nephews, Laura (Ron) Roberts, Jennifer Terry, Paul Apple, Patrick (Emily) Reilly, Mick (Erin) Reilly, Sacha Fossa, and Justin Fossa, as well as seven great-nieces and nephews.
Ed is also survived by his sister, Karen (Bill) Mitchell, and brother, Chuck (Deb) Rapp.

Eddie was laid to rest beside his wife, Gay, at Fairfield Cemetery, in West Lafayette.

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