Graveside service: Saturday,
September 17, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. at Laenna Cemetery
Visitation: From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, at Zion Lutheran Church,
4 p.m. Saturday at the church
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Vernon "Wayne" Rodman, 93, of Atlanta, passed
away Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Timber Creek
Cremation rites have been accorded by Holland Barry
& Bennett Funeral Home, Lincoln. Graveside services
will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 12:30
p.m. at Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut with full military
rites provided by American Legion Post 263. A time
of visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday,
September 17, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church,
Chestnut. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m.
Saturday, also at the church with Pastor David
Wayne was born May 31, 1923, the son of Douglas and
Sadie (Rodman) Stewardson. He married Opal Irene
Jones on October 27, 1946, in Shelby County. She
preceded him in death on August 17, 2013.
He was a member of the Chestnut United Methodist
Church; the Lin-Pro square dance club; and the
American Legion Post 848. He proudly served his
country in the United States Army during WWII and
was stationed in Sweden and England. He was a former
milkman at Meadow Gold Dairy in Decatur. Wayne
farmed in the Chestnut/Beason area. He was a former
member of the Logan County auxiliary police force.
He was a skilled woodworker, making treasured gifts
for his family.
He was the father of Carol Ann (Wes) McCoy of
Champaign, and Martha Irene (Dean) Sasse of Atlanta.
In addition to his children, he is survived by
grandchildren Diedra (John) Stewart of Mount
Pulaski, Kurtis (Laura) Cowgur of Mooresville, IN.;
Heather (Scott) Martin of Atlanta and Allen
(Heather) Sasse of Beason. His great-grandchildren
include Emma, William, and Paige Stewart; Chloe,
Corinne, and Wayne Cowgur; Lauren, Erin, and Jordyn
Turner; and Tyler and Peyton Sasse.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his
beloved wife, Opal.
Memorial donations may be made to the Chestnut
United Methodist Church.
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