John Rodham

John S. Rodham

Tuesday, January 1st, 1929 - Monday, June 8th, 2020
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John S. Rodham 91, of Dubuque, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church with Rev. Tom McDermott officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd. Due to COVID-19 and current health guidelines, the family and funeral home require half capacity in the funeral home, along with recommending utilizing masks and practicing proper social distancing. The family understands if you are unable to attend, please be with us in prayer.
John was born on January 1, 1929 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of John P. and Martha (Manders) Rodham. He married Helen Sullivan on October 2, 1954 at The Church of the Nativity. John was a loving husband, wonderful father, grandpa, and great grandpa. He was a perfectionistic plasterer for Frank Hamel & Son, retiring after 45 years of service. John has been a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish for the past 61 years and was an avid hunter, entertaining story teller and staunch Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years Helen of Dubuque; his children Diane (Roger) Arensdorf, Steve (Kris) Rodham and Karen (Patrick) Reidy all of Dubuque, Laura (Danny) Purcell of Omaha, NE, Gary (Janelle) Rodham of Mesa, AZ and Luke (Kathy) Rodham of Dubuque; his grandchildren Lisa, Abbey, Julie, Molly, Patrick John, Mark, KatieBeth, Michelle, Bridgett, Eric, Nolan, Ellie, Ashley, Nathan, McKenna, Gretchen, Greta, Kelsey and Megan; 16 great grandchildren; his sister Carol Tracy of Bend Oregon and his sister-in-law Marian Marlin of Newark, Delaware.
He was preceded in death by his parents. His brother & sisters-in-law: Rocky (Margaret) Sullivan, Eileen (Don) Miller and George Marlin.
In lieu of flowers, a John S. Rodham memorial fund has been established.
John's family would like to thank Dr. Mark Runde and the nurses and staff of By Your Side Care especially Lisa, Michelle, Laura, Maria, Inna and Olivia for their wonderful care and compassion.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    2659 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
    60 S. Algona Street
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Dick Weitz

Posted at 09:14pm
Rodham Family
Family commitments prevented my attendance at visitation. The quality of a man's life is evidenced by his family. My condolence to all of you.

Dick Weitz

Laura Dolehide

Posted at 12:15pm
Dear Steve, Karen and families, So sorry for your loss. Prayers from the Dolehide Family.

Dina Kettmann

Posted at 12:13pm
Helen and family, so sorry for the loss of John. Keep all of his wonderful memories close to your heart. Hugs and prayers to all of you!!💕 Mike and Dina (Deutmeyer) Kettmann

Dawn Hancock

Posted at 12:04pm
Helen and family. Sorry to hear the pasting of your Father, he and your family bring back memories of times gone by. Dawn and Joe Hancock

Laura Nelson

Posted at 05:34pm
Mrs. Rodham, Diane, Steve, Karen, Laura, Gary and Luke -
Just wanted to share how even thinking of your dad puts a smile on my face! Signing in late at night and getting the look when stopping over - he was really special. Hope lots of fun memories are shared and only wish I could be with you hearing them. Mr. Rodham sure left an amazing legacy.
Take care of each other,
Laura Nelson (Dull)

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