Rodney Fleming1942 - 2015
Rodney Roland Fleming age 73 of Rogers City
passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 19, 2015
He was born June 13, 1942 in Belknap Township
to Erwin and Minnie (Grambau) Fleming.
Rodney graduated from Rogers City High School in 1960, On August 1,
1964 he married Elizabeth Jean Sobeck in Rogers City. He retired from
Michigan Limestone Operations on January 31, 2002 after 40 years
of service. Mr. Fleming was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He
coached hockey and baseball for many years and enjoyed watching his
children and grandchildren play Little League baseball and “advising”
them on proper technique. Mr. Fleming spent many hours improving the
Little League fields and was honored as the Grand Marshal for one of
their opening day parades. He enjoyed hunting on the family farm in
Belknap Township where he was born, and from where the Lord called
Rodney is survived by:
his wife, Betsy;
4 children, Ronald Fleming of Rogers City,
Allen (Shari) Fleming of Rogers City,
Brenda (Michael) Street of Posen and
William (Nicole) Fleming of Traverse City;
8 grandchildren, Nathan Street, Devin Street, Logan Fleming,
Hannah Fleming, Lewis Fleming, Sydney Fleming,
Ty Fleming and Chase Fleming;
2 brothers, Harry (Eleanor) Fleming and
his twin, Roger Fleming both of Rogers City;
2 sisters, Delores Zampich of Rogers City and
Diane McPhall of Traverse City.
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, Erwin and Minnie and
a brother, Gordon.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 until
8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at
St. John Lutheran Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. through time of
service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Eric Voight officiating.
Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church
or St. Ignatius School in memory of Rodney Fleming.