Remmert Funeral Home

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Robert "Big Bob" P. Rodemich

March 11, 1947February 8, 2020

East Peoria – Robert P. “Big Bob” Rodemich, 72, of Peoria, formerly of East Peoria, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:37 a.m. at Sharon Healthcare Willows in Peoria. He was born March 11, 1947 in Peoria, a son of Jacob F. and Fern B. (Little) Rodemich.

Big Bob is survived by his four children, Angela Burnside of Washington, Tony Rodemich of California, Tanya Noone of Colorado, and Nathan (Theresa) Robertson of Peoria; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janice Paul of Marquette Heights, Juanita (Gerry) Sill of Lewistown, and Lynne Brunkow of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jacob “Tad”; and one brother, Walter Rodemich.

Big Bob worked in sales and dispatch for Lynch Aluminum in Peoria for many years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, Mackinaw Valley Long Rifle Association, and the North Pekin Church of the Nazarene.

Big Bob’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at El Vista Baptist Church in Peoria. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family to cover cemetery expenses. Online condolences may be made to remmertfuneralhome.com


  • The Family of Robert Rodemich



  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020


  • Burial


Robert "Big Bob" P. Rodemich

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Louie Dalton

February 13, 2020

Big Bob was Big in every sense....Admired him as a biker and a friend for years....Bob's story of getty saved will always be in my memories! He was always giving of himself...never asking for himself....very saddened of him leaving us....but reuniting some day will be wonderful!

Tracy Brown-Rogers

February 12, 2020

Bob was an Amazing guy and always there with a Smile.

Mary Truman (formally Rodemich)

February 11, 2020

I was blessed to be able to come and visit Bob back in November for Thanksgiving. When I spoke with him on the phone a week before he left this earth to be with Jesus, he said that he was looking forward to seeing Jesus face-to-face and he did just that.
How Deeply thankful I am that Papa God gave me the privilege of loving and knowing Bob.
How richly blessed I am to have received unfailingly his kindness, love and respect.
How Overjoyed I am that he is now with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
To God be the Glory!

K Steele

February 11, 2020

Bob and I served together for quite a few years. I'm pretty sure I've only met a handful of people that would sacrifice for others like he did. Though hed be the first to tell you he didnt want any recognition for it, he cared for everyone he met and would drop everything to help you, no matter what it cost him. His heart was as big as he was. He made quite an impact in my life and in many, many others as well. It was a privilege to know Bob and an honor to serve along side him, he will be missed!

Shawna Chase

February 11, 2020

Bob was one of the nicest that I have ever met. He was welcoming... and ornery. 🙂. He was always joking and teasing... And shining Christ’s love. He will be greatly missed. I wish it hadn’t been so long since I’d last seen him. Love you, Bob! Much love and prayers for his family. He’s being ornery in Heaven now. ❤️❤️

Tim Osborn

February 11, 2020

Big Bob was one of the first people Tara and I met when we got involved with the CMA. He was always kind and welcoming to us and any friends or family who came to events with us. He was a bit ornery, but in a good hearted way. Bob was a biker in every sense of the word, both before he found God and when he was reborn. His testimony was one of the most inspiring I was ever privileged to hear. We love you brother. R.I.P. Big Bob.

Ben Madigan

February 10, 2020

Big Bob and I met in 2002 at a bike blessing at Walters Bros. We immediately became lifelong friends. I admired Bobs faith and testimony for the Lord. We spent a lot of time riding,fellowshipping,and working for the Kingdom. He loved to cook for all of us at our annual retreats for our CMA chapter . We worked the bike show at Grandnational for many years . Often,hardly able to walk to our vehicles after 16 hour days at the riverfront. Bob was my closest friend and mentor. Pam and I loved him dearly. A true example of a Christian follower of Christ. I could go on and on..I’m glad I got to spend some time with Bob at the end. I’m thankful the Lord took him quickly(in his sleep). Love you Bob. Be waiting for us, we’re coming. ❤️👍BEN and Pam

Connie Rodemich

February 10, 2020

He will surely be missed by many ! He was a great dad , never missed a chance to make you laugh with a joke your a story ! Forever ever rest in peace

Vicki Woodkirk

February 10, 2020

Bob was such a great friend, mentor to all of us who new him. Loved listening to his stories when he was a relabel and how Jesus changed that. Spent a lot a time riding at night, eating pizza after refreshing , church visits, ice cream run after meetings. Bob loved talking to you- your an inspiration to all that new you. Rest In Peace my friend till me meet again.

Randy Woodkirk

February 10, 2020

Well we did a lot of riding together and we shared a lot about each other on different occasion and I meet bob when I was driving for a different Company I would drop off aluminum for Linch and I go in and say hey to him he would have a smile on his face I will miss him a lot he was a good mentor to me I will cherish the memories I had with him until we meet in heaven brother I will be looking for you