Chesterton Tribune

Betty Rodeman dies at age 90

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Betty Rodeman, formerly of Chesterton, died Thursday, August 11, in Lynden, Washington. She was born March 14, 1921.

Betty was a resident of Baileytown at West Oak Hill Road from 1937 to 1967. She then moved to Timber Court, Chesterton from 1967 to 2004. She moved to her sonís home in Lynden, Wash., in 2004 and lived there until her death.

Betty was active in the Duneland community. She was a founding member of the Baileytown Neighbors Club and then joined the fledgling Chesterton Womenís Club of the General Federation of Womenís Clubs. She was made an honorary member of the Womenís Club prior to her death and remained a member until her death.

Betty was honored with an Indiana Congressional letter of appreciation for her public service.

She was a founding volunteer for the Chesterton Art Show. She continued working with the show until she left Chesterton. She designed and drew the covers for the art show pamphlets for many years.

Betty was also a member of the Augsburg Lutheran church in Porter. She was active in the church programs and the Dorcas Society.

Betty was married to Ernest Rodeman, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons Fred Rodeman of Beloit, Wisc., Bob Rodeman of Lynden, Wash., grand children Dianna Rodeman and Debbie Figueroa of Bellingham, Wash., and Jon Petursson of Snohomish, Wash.

Betty will be deeply missed by all.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m., Sept. 6, 2011, at White Love Funeral home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral at 11 a.m.

She will be buried alongside her husband Ernest at the Chesterton Cemetery.



Posted 8/16/2011