Robert “Farmer Bob” L. Rodebeck


Robert “Farmer Bob” L. Rodebeck, 81, of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital. He was born on Sept. 18, 1933, in Cumberland as the son of Louis W. and Margaret F. (Larrison) Rodebeck. He graduated from Warren Central High School in 1951. Bob married Mary A. (Scott) on April 14, 1983.

Mr. Rodebeck was a lifelong farmer in Hancock County. He loved the seasons and watching weather patterns. He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Morristown. He was also a member of the Sky High Social Club for individuals over 6’ 3” tall. Bob enjoyed spending time with his buddies at local coffee shops. He traveled all over North America throughout his life.    Bob is survived by his daughters, Melissa (Don) Kellems of Indianapolis, Jennifer (Robert Jr.) Waterman of New Palestine, Addeline (Scott) Deckard of Cumberland, and Shanna (Matthew) Wray of Georgetown; six grandchildren, Lacie, Rebecca, Alexis, Kaden, Lily, and Donovan and sisters, Patricia A. (Virgil) Malenke of New Palestine, Virginia (Paul) Askren of California, and Margarie J. (Harry) Wendler of California.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Rodebeck; parents, Louis W. and Margaret F. (Larrison) Rodebeck; brother, Raymond L. Rodebeck; and an infant brother, Roger L. Rodebeck.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary. Dr. Wayne Scott will be officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent directly to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 243, Morristown, IN 46161 or Mt. Vernon FFA, 8112 N. 200 W. Fortville, IN 46040.  Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

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