Eugene Rodich

Eugene Rodich, 85, of Fortville, passed away April 20, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends.  He was born on September 24, 1931, in Chicago as the son of Joe and Mary (Fenton) Rodich.

He graduated from Clinton High School in Clinton, In., in 1949, and he served in the Air Force.  Eugene married Laura Bignell on May 11, 1955, in Emporium, Pa.

He worked as a clerk for the U.S. Post Office in Indianapolis for 41 years before retiring in 1998.  Eugene was a member of the Fortville American Legion Post #391.  He enjoyed woodworking, birdwatching, spending time with his family, traveling to Pennsylvania and Oklahoma and doing crossword puzzles.  He was a selfless person who liked to help others.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Laura B. Rodich; sons, Robert E. Rodich of Ridgway, Pa., Donald A. (Mary) Rodich of Fishers and Roger A. (Gayle) Rodich of Bixby, Ok.; daughter, Deborah E. (Jim) Loehr of Fishers; sister, Mildred Yelich of Hilliard, OH; four grandchildren, Ashley L. (Tanner) Stephenson, Connor A. (Jacquelynn) Rodich, Reid A. (Sydney) Rodich, and Scott E. Rodich; two great-grandchildren, Cayson and Lincoln Stephenson; five step-grandchildren; six great-stepgrandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph, Pete, Robert and Nick Rodich; and sister, Jean Ann Jackson.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017, also at the mortuary.  Rev. Steve Brackney will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield with military rites presented by the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Edelweiss Equine Assisted Therapy Center, PO Box 998, Greenfield, IN 46140 or Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard, 1104 Grayson Dr., Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

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