Walter A. Rodman, Sr., age 83 of Syracuse, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:35 a.m. in Warsaw at Kosciusko Community Hospital.
The son of the late Harry Ray Rodman and Martha M. (Irwin) Rodman, he was born in Goshen, Indiana on April 14, 1937. Blessed to find love twice, Walter was married to Rose Mary Zimmerman though she preceded him in passing after many years. He was later married to Betty Bishop who preceded him in passing in 2011.
Professionally, Walter was a farmer and worked for Flinchbaugh Products as a machinist. More personally, he enjoyed gardening, fishing and watching wrestling. He was stubborn and “told it how it was” but was also big hearted. He was a regular at Word of Truth Ministries, Milford and was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army.
Those who survive include six children: Walter Rodman, Jr, Jacqueline Corsa, Cathleen (Bob) Bumbaugh, Thelma (Jim) Thomas, Dixie Wagaman and Anita Rodman. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and brothers, Harvey and David Rodman. In addition to his wives, he was preceded in passing by his sister, Rosemary Hapner.
Services for Walter are in the planning stages. Walter’s care was entrusted to Titus Funeral Home of Warsaw.