Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

William Irwin (Bill) Rhodebeck

William Irwin “Bill” Rhodebeck, age 77, of Tiro, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital after a two year battle with lung cancer.

A longtime Tiro businessman and all around good guy, Bill was born on March 28, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Richard I. and Eva E. (Berlo) Rhodebeck.  He was a 1953 graduate of Tiro High School and attended Wittenberg College. From 1953-1955 Bill was a member of the Air National Guard and was an Army veteran serving from 1957-1959. Bill and his wife, the former Evelyn M. “Sam” Fisher, were members of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn until its closing, the same church they were married in on September 14, 1957. Bill was the owner and operator of Rhodebeck Sunoco Service Station in Tiro for 37 years. He was a devoted Tiro resident and was a member of the Tiro Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was a caretaker of the Tiro Oakland Cemetery. Bill loved his family, traveling, camping, going to casinos, and attending sporting events for his kids and grandkids. He was a member of New Washington Knights of Columbus, New Washington American Legion Post #405, Lions Club member, Shelby Cloverleaf Western Square Dancers, and was a former school board member for New Washington Schools.

In addition to Sam, his wife of 56 years, Bill is survived by: 4 children: Randy William (Bonnie) Rhodebeck of North Canton, Larry Lynn Rhodebeck of Tiro, Pamela Theresa (Gary) Orewiler of Bucyrus, Anissa Marie (Ken) Tuttle of Iberia; 13 grandchildren: Rachel Rhodebeck, Lisa (Corey) Hammond, Kara Rhodebeck, Christopher (Edna Hamilton) Rhodebeck, Candi (Mark) Caris, Matt Evans, Caylynn Rhodebeck, Logan Rhodebeck, Michael (Amanda) Orewiler, Kari (Travis) Clark, Adam Orewiler, Tyler Orewiler, Alex Tuttle, Maggie Tuttle; 5 great grandchildren: Landen, Izakk, Ilayna Rhodebeck, MJ Caris, Camryn Clark; In-laws: Jeanette Spangler, Frank (Rose) Fisher, Tom (Jane) Fisher; Special cousin, Darlene (Ron) Kilmartin.

Friends are welcome at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where the rosary will be recited at 8PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the New Washington American Legion Post #405. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Tom Adams says:

    Sam and kids,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of Bill. Good neighbors for many years. Tom Adams

  2. Jay and Becky Berlo says:

    We were very sorry to hear about Billy. He always had a smile on his face, and a laugh wasn’t far away. He was always the life of the party when we “came down from Cleveland”. And it was great to see you two when you were “snow birding” down here in Texas. We will always remember his smile and laugh. Our thoughts are with all of the family. He will be missed, and fondly remembered, by many, including us of course.

  3. Bill Snyder says:

    Bill Rhodebeck was one of the finest & most considerate & kind auto mechanics I have ever known.
    We have lived in Central Florida (Kissimmee) since 1984. I have often said what Central Florida needs is a man like Bill Rhodebeck.

    If there any chariots; or other vehicles, in heaven needing repair, the Lord will surely ask Bill to fix them.

    May he rest in peace.
    Bill Snyder

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