Rodney L. Rhoades, 49, rural Wabash, passed away at 9:31 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born on Feb. 8, 1967, in Wabash, to the late Chauncey Leo Rhoades Jr. and his mother, Judy (Campbell) Rhoades, who survives in Wabash.
Rod was a 1985 graduate from Northfield High School. He married Shelley Crager on July 16, 1988, she survives in Wabash. Rod was a member of United Steel Workers Wabash Papermill Local 285. He worked for Wabash Papermill and he loved his co-workers. Rod was also involved in the Farmer’s Market community for several years.
Along with his wife: Shelley; and mother: Judy; Rod is also survived by his son: Aaron Rhoades; and daughter: Kayla Rhoades, both of Wabash; maternal grandmother: Rosea Campbell, Wabash; sister: Mrs. Rhonda (Charles) Edmond, Wabash; nieces: Jennifer Daugherty, Indianapolois: Megan Kerr, Nevada; and Allison Edmond, Wabash; brother and sisters-in-law; his boys: Cooper; and Rocky; and cats: Autumn; and Oscar.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash, with Pastor Rick Harrison officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash. Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash County Animal Shelter, Wabash.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home.