RodemanWhile participating in the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign, Firefighter Dennis Rodeman was struck by a pickup truck passing through the charity event. Rodeman was transported to Sparrow Hospital where he passed away from the injuries he sustained in the collision. A preliminary investigation of the incident indicates that the driver of the truck intentionally hit Rodeman who was wearing a reflective vest and other gear. The driver was apprehended by law enforcement.  

Dennis Eber Rodeman Owosso Dennis Eber Rodeman, 35, of Owosso, Michigan passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. He was born January 27, 1980 in Charlotte, Michigan to Max Dennis and Tonya Jean (Hester) Rodeman. Dennis was a distinguished Veteran, serving with the United States Marine Corps. He was a well respected and dedicated Firefighter and EMT. He began his career as a volunteer Firefighter with the Vermontville Fire Department and for the last 7 years has dedicated his service to the City of Lansing Fire Department. Dennis had a passion for the outdoors and could often be found hunting, fishing or shooting his rifles. On Saturdays starting in late August he could be found sitting on the couch (or in a brown chair) watching his favorite college football team, the Michigan Wolverines. Dennis had a great sense of humor, often with a touch of sarcasm. He always knew how to make someone laugh and smile; he truly could light up a room. He never hesitated to lend a helping hand, no matter what the situation. But above all, Dennis was a devoted and noble family man and friend, with a profound love for children. He was so excited and thrilled to become a new father. He cherished his family, especially his new wife Kate, and his many friends. He will be dearly missed by so many. He was preceded in death by his step-grandfather, Emil "Blackie" Haebert; grandfather, Gustavius Rodeman; grandmother, Edith Dolby; uncle, Stanley Vansplintern; and cousin, Trent Craven. Surviving to cherish his memory are his parents; wife, Katherine (Demesa) Rodeman; in laws, Camilo, Bernadette and Kamille Demesa; sisters, Kimberly Lawhead and Kelly (Danny) Flory; and his favorite pet dogs, Oliver, Emma and Weasel. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Jack Breslin Student Event Center, East Lansing, Michigan where guests will be welcomed beginning at 8:45am. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI. Those desiring may make contributions in honor of Dennis to the Dennis Rodeman Memorial Fund, c/o MSUFCU, PO Box 1208, East Lansing, MI 48826 (1-800-678-4968); gofundme.com/lansinghero, or Lansing Firefighters Local 421, 4195 S. Washington, Ste. 305, Lansing, MI, 48933. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lsj/obituary.aspx?pid=175819803#sthash.HFOvViPL.dpuf
Dennis Eber Rodeman Owosso Dennis Eber Rodeman, 35, of Owosso, Michigan passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. He was born January 27, 1980 in Charlotte, Michigan to Max Dennis and Tonya Jean (Hester) Rodeman. Dennis was a distinguished Veteran, serving with the United States Marine Corps. He was a well respected and dedicated Firefighter and EMT. He began his career as a volunteer Firefighter with the Vermontville Fire Department and for the last 7 years has dedicated his service to the City of Lansing Fire Department. Dennis had a passion for the outdoors and could often be found hunting, fishing or shooting his rifles. On Saturdays starting in late August he could be found sitting on the couch (or in a brown chair) watching his favorite college football team, the Michigan Wolverines. Dennis had a great sense of humor, often with a touch of sarcasm. He always knew how to make someone laugh and smile; he truly could light up a room. He never hesitated to lend a helping hand, no matter what the situation. But above all, Dennis was a devoted and noble family man and friend, with a profound love for children. He was so excited and thrilled to become a new father. He cherished his family, especially his new wife Kate, and his many friends. He will be dearly missed by so many. He was preceded in death by his step-grandfather, Emil "Blackie" Haebert; grandfather, Gustavius Rodeman; grandmother, Edith Dolby; uncle, Stanley Vansplintern; and cousin, Trent Craven. Surviving to cherish his memory are his parents; wife, Katherine (Demesa) Rodeman; in laws, Camilo, Bernadette and Kamille Demesa; sisters, Kimberly Lawhead and Kelly (Danny) Flory; and his favorite pet dogs, Oliver, Emma and Weasel. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Jack Breslin Student Event Center, East Lansing, Michigan where guests will be welcomed beginning at 8:45am. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI. Those desiring may make contributions in honor of Dennis to the Dennis Rodeman Memorial Fund, c/o MSUFCU, PO Box 1208, East Lansing, MI 48826 (1-800-678-4968); gofundme.com/lansinghero, or Lansing Firefighters Local 421, 4195 S. Washington, Ste. 305, Lansing, MI, 48933. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lsj/obituary.aspx?pid=175819803#sthash.HFOvViPL.dpuf

Dennis Eber Rodeman, 35, of Owosso, Michigan passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. He was born January 27, 1980 in Charlotte, Michigan to Max Dennis and Tonya Jean (Hester) Rodeman. Dennis was a distinguished Veteran, serving with the United States Marine Corps. He was a well-respected and dedicated Firefighter and EMT. He began his career as a volunteer Firefighter with the Vermontville Fire Department and for the last 7 years has dedicated his service to the City of Lansing Fire Department. Dennis had a passion for the outdoors and could often be found hunting, fishing or shooting his rifles. On Saturdays starting in late August he could be found sitting on the couch (or in a brown chair) watching his favorite college football team, the Michigan Wolverines. Dennis had a great sense of humor, often with a touch of sarcasm. He always knew how to make someone laugh and smile; he truly could light up a room. He never hesitated to lend a helping hand, no matter what the situation. But above all, Dennis was a devoted and noble family man and friend, with a profound love for children. He was so excited and thrilled to become a new father. He cherished his family, especially his new wife Kate, and his many friends.

Surviving to cherish his memory is his wife Katherine (Demesa) Rodeman.

 

Age: 35 
Rank: Firefighter 
Dept: Lansing Fire Department
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Sep 9, 2015 15:40
Date of Death: Sep 9, 2015