Paul E. Rodenburg

January 3, 1930October 13, 2013

Paul E. Rodenburg, 83, of Union County, died Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville.

Paul was born in Union County, January 3, 1930, to Roy and Clara Garrett Rodenburg. He attended Clifton and Brownsville schools. He entered the U.S. Army on September 10, 1951 in Indianapolis and served as a corporal in the Korean War Veteran. He received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars and the United Nations Service Medal prior to his discharge September 2, 1953 from Camp Carson, Colorado. On February 14, 1954, he married the former, Betty Thomas.

Paul was employed as a farmer and drove school bus in Union County for 30 years. He was a past member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. Paul enjoyed farming, woodworking, and family.

Besides his wife of 59 years, Paul is survived by a son and his spouse: Kenneth Rodenburg and SueAnn of Brownsville; two daughters: Brenda Rodenburg of Connersville; Sharon Holt and her husband, Joseph of Liberty; a sister-in-law: Donna Rodenburg of Cambridge City; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three nieces. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by two brothers: John and Walter Rodenburg.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19th at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, with Pastor David Soper of the Liberty Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow in Abington Cemetery, Wayne County, with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #122 and VFW Post #1472, both of Liberty. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. Saturday until the time of service. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to



  • Visitation Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 19, 2013


  • Interment

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Angie Luttrell

October 20, 2013

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to Paul's family. The Liberty Bell won't be the same without his daily humor and his all around fun-loving nature. He never missed an opportunity to tease me anytime he came into the restaurant. He'll surely be missed.... Angie

Rachel Marcum

October 19, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family. Paul was a very kind man. My heartfelt condolence and prayers.

October 18, 2013

So sorry for your loss. He was my bus driver my entire school career. I will never forget him. Jenny Richards

Sam and Karen Dickson

October 18, 2013

Sam and I were sorry to hear of Paul's passing. We are sending our prayers and condolences to all the Rodenburg family. He was a good neighbor for all the forty some years we've lived out here. Always kept an eye out for everyone, and always waved when he saw us.

Linda Crandall

October 17, 2013

Our condolences to the family....Linda & Rick Crandall

Doug&Treva McDaniel

October 17, 2013

Very sorry for your loss,, prayers sent up for your family

Joyce Baker

October 16, 2013

Sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I have a lot of memories of following bus 14 home and passing him on the brownsville road. Every time I would see him he would shake his fist at me over it. Keep all your good memories close to help you through this difficult time. Arlis & Joyce Baker

October 16, 2013

Kenny, I am so sorry for the passing of your Dad. My condolances goes out to you and Sue and all the family. Ray Guffey

Steve Cox

October 16, 2013

Aunt Betty, Kenny, Sharon, and Brenda: We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. I often think of my times as a child when I would stay with Grandpa Walter and would help him, Uncle Paul, and Uncle Charles bale hay, etc. Those are wonderful memories.

Please take care,

Steve and Laura Cox

Larry&Louanna Booth

October 16, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.