Harold “Jake” Rodeheffer, 94, of Union City, Ohio passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at his home.
Jake was born on Oct. 9, 1924 to the late William and Nellie (Brewer) Rodeheffer of Lightsville, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Jake was preceded in death by his son, Robert Allen Rodeheffer; siblings, Wilbur “Bud” Rodeheffer, Olive Haynes, Betty Koontz, and Don “Ike” Rodeheffer.
Jake was a 1943 graduate of Jackson Township High School, now known as Mississinawa Valley High School. After graduation, he joined the Naval Air Force, where he served his country honorably during World War II. While stationed at New Cumberland, Jake met the love of his life, Marion Snell whom he married on July 15, 1946.
He enjoyed being outdoors, like most farmers. Jake enjoyed raising turkeys and tending to his crops. While not on the farm, Jake worked in skilled trades at the Body Company in Union City until he retired in 1990. He enjoyed collecting antique tractors and showcasing them at local tractor shows. Jake loved visiting his family and friends and would spend all day traveling the trailer park in Florida each winter catching up with them. He was a member of the Lightsville Grange, the Union City American Legion Post 158, and the Lightsville Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, Marion, Jake is survived by his children, Edna (Mike) Carrico of Lightsville, Barry (Mary) Rodeheffer of Union City, and Janice (John) Winger of Union City; his grandchildren, Dale (Jennifer Nicely) Carrico of Union City, Daniel (Natalia) Rodeheffer of Willow Spring, North Carolina, Emily (Jason) Hay of Celina, Barry Russell (Lisa) Rodeheffer of Union City, Susan (Jon) Crank of Union City, J.J. (Bethany) Winger of Union City, Jenna Winger of Van Buren, Indiana, and Jonell Winger of Union City; his 17 great grandchildren; his great-great grandchild, and one on the way.
A private family service will take place at the convenience of the family. Burial will follow at the New Teegarden Cemetery.
The services have been entrusted to Tribute Funeral Homes.
Memorial contributions may be given to the State of the Heart Care, 1350 N Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.tributefuneralhomes.com.