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Max Ralph Rodkey

April 1, 1941 — February 2, 2023


Max Ralph Rodkey

Max Ralph Rodkey, 81, Rossville, passed away at his residence February 2, 2023.  He was born April 1, 1941, in Frankfort to Ralph and Helen (Davis) Rodkey.  He married Nancy Roth on November 11, 1961, in Rossville.  She survives.

Max was a 1959 graduate of Rossville High School.  He then proudly served his county in the National Guard.  Max followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the family business, Ralph R. Rodkey, Inc., Case IH Dealership and continued working there until 1996.  He was a life member of Rossville Presbyterian Church and a founding member of the Rossville Lions Club.  He enjoyed snowmobiling, traveling with his wife, and watching his grandkids in their activities.

Along with his wife of 61 years; Max is survived by his sons, Torrey (Kellie) Rodkey of Plainfield, and Colby Rodkey of Rossville; brother, Larry Rodkey of Elk Grove, CA; and grandchildren, Victoria, Marcus, Vivian Rodkey, and Ryan (Hunter) Rodkey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Phyllis, John and Fred.

No services will be held.  Day & Genda Funeral Home ~ Bodine Chapel is assisting with the arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made in Max’s honor to the American Heart Association.  Messages of condolence may be left at

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