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Rod J. Erdman

August 21, 1930 February 25, 2020
Rod J. Erdman
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Obituary for Rod J. Erdman

Rod J. Erdman

August 21, 1930 - February 25, 2020 US Navy Petty officer 2nd class
Retired IBEW 134

Rod J. Erdman, passed away peacefully on February 25th, 2020 with his family at his side after a battle with a muscle disease for the past decade.

Born and raised in Brighton park in Chicago. He graduated from Tilden Technical High school and after graduation enlisted in the United States Navy August 1948 thru April 1951 during the Korean War. He served as an Electricians mate on the USS BALTIMORE heavy cruiser and received the National defense service and Navy Occupation Service medals. After his honorable discharge from the Navy he pursued a career as electrical apprentice at Corkill Electric finishing as a journeyman with IBEW 134. Soon after, He was introduced on a blind date with Elaine in 1954 and Married for 65 years. He enjoyed watching the Chicago white Sox especially the year they won the World Series in 2005, loved watching college basketball especially during March madness. He loved to fish and hunt however; his Favorite past time was watching old westerns.

Loving husband , father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather. Survived by his wife Elaine P. Erdman, daughter, Kim Tannehill, son Dale Erdman ( Margaret) his late brother Ervin E. Erdman, late wife (Nell) surviving wife, Nikki G. Erdman, nieces Nancy Shackelford (Steve) late Ann Marie Powers. Five Grandchildren, Jennifer( Sal) Tina (Judeh) Eric (Tulika) Sarah (Mike) Rachel. Great Grandchildren Alexis (20) Mark (19) Isabella (13) Giavanna (9) Malik (18) Mazin (14) Ayah (6) Alina (3) Makayla (9) Shanti (8) Zack (6) Isaiah (4) Gionni (5) Great great grandchild, Cali (1).

In lieu of flowers, memorials made to ALSAC/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 st. Jude place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

Visitation Sunday 1-7 p.m.

Funeral Monday 9:15 a.m. from the Robert J. Sheehy and Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W 151st Street, Oland Park, IL to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.

Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery

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Visitation

Sunday

1

Mar

1:00 PM 3/1/2020 1:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/1/2020 7:00:00 PM
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park

9000 W. 151st St.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park
9000 W. 151st St. Orland Park 60462 IL
United States

Mass

Monday

2

Mar

10:00 AM 3/2/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Church

15050 Wolf Rd
Orland Park, IL 60467

Funeral home opens at 8:00 a.m. Procession leaves the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. to go to church.

St. Francis of Assisi Church
15050 Wolf Rd Orland Park 60467 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

GOOD SHEPHERD CEMETERY Final Resting Place

16201 S. 104TH AVENUE
ORLAND PARK, IL

16201 S. 104TH AVENUE ORLAND PARK IL
United States
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