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“RIP Ron I have known Ron from the day he started dating Carlotta. He was a wonderful husband and father. You will be missed. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Allen - Wheeling, IL - Friend

“I worked with Ron at Venture..He was a GREAT boss and friend. Ron always had a smile on his face and was always cheerful... He would help anyone out...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Rita (Wood) Skinner - Bettendorf, IA

“I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to all of the family. May peace and strength be with you at this difficult time. I grew up knowing the...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Diane (VanDyke) Briscoe - CO

“Thank you Ron for teaching me I deserved better in my life and showing me what that looked like and for always making me feel like part of the family...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Heather "Siegle" Boyd-Stewart - IA

“To the Roddy Family, My deepest sympathy to your family. I worked with Ron at Turnstyle many years ago. His work ethic was infectous. Our friendship...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: John Warner - Walcott, IA

“When I met Joe I fell in love with him because he made laugh. When I met Ron I knew the apple hadn't fallen far from the tree. They both loved to...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Denise Yates - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Julia, Pat & Angela: I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I literally just found out. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Patti Green - Davenport, IA

“i worked with Ron and Julie at Venture-Turnstyle. Ron was always very pleasant and easy going. Julie, sorry for your loss. Barbara Case.gyvrw ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Case - Bett., IA - friend

“I worked with Ron (and his daughter Julia) at the old Venture store, for the last couple of years that the store was open. He was a very pleasant,...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Julie Olson

“I remember Ron from my TurnStyle days. He was always smiling, friendly and always had a twinkle in his eye. He was everyone's friend. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Tom McDaniel - Omaha, NE - Friend

“Like many others I met Ron in the 1970's working security at Turnstyle. You knew right from the start he was a hard working, dedicated, caring...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Paul Fredenburg - Davenport, IA

“Wow! I cannot believe that this wonderful man has left us. He was my first boss and a very good one at that. Always pleasant, happy and smiling. ...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Denise (Belk) Oberhaus - IA

“Sorry to here about Ron. I knew Ron At Turnstlye/Venture I started when i was 16 My Boss was Dorthie Baraks and Duane Hudson. I had the pleasure of...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: NANCY (HANEY) Holton - FL

“I was privileged to come to know Ron in the past few years through card games with him and his son-in-law, Juan Rangel. I know that he cared deeply...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Trujillo - Davenport, IA

“To Ron's family He always had a smile for everyone. Good neighbor who will be missed. Sorry for your loss. Margie ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Margie - IA

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ronald J. Roddy, 76, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with military honors. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be additional visitation Friday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Ron was called to be at the side of his Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing.
Ronald Joseph Roddy was born on September 5, 1936, in Cornlea, Nebraska, one of four boys born to Thomas John and Adelheid Catherine "Della" (Schaecher) Roddy. He proudly served our country as a radar tech in the Air Force.
He met the love of his life, Carlotta, after serving in the Air Force and moving to Davenport. She was completing her accounting degree at Augustana College, and they met at the Col Ballroom, a place she loved to go for a night of dancing. He was united in marriage to Carlotta Julia Behal in 1960 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. She preceded him in death on January 1, 2011. They shared over 50 years of marriage and memories together.
Ron was a manager at Turnstyle/Venture department stores for over 35 years. He had an outstanding work ethic and was a well-known friend to customers who frequented the Brady Street Venture. After Venture closed, Ron went to work selling vehicles at Lujack's Auto Plaza for 5 years and he continued working until January 2012 at a local thrift store..
Ron was truly a generous soul and always available to help others in need. He never did anything small, always taking on big projects. Whether it was an addition to his house or the simple task of preparing a meal, he always did it big. Ron would "cook for an army!" He loved getting his family together for meals and would make enough for everyone to go home with food for the following week. He loved thunderstorms, gardening, playing cards, and celebrating his Irish heritage.
Ron was very active in his children's lives. He very rarely took a break. He would be there for their activities and needs. His family was his greatest hobby and love. When the grandchildren came around, he would often drive them to school, babysit, and attend all their activities and events as well.
He gave selflessly to his family and special loving care to Carlotta when she became sick until she passed. He also courageously battled his own illness. He never desired to be still, even as his health was failing, Ron was out moving around.
Those left to honor Ron's memory include his children, Julia (Juan) Rangel of Davenport, Patrick (Diane) Roddy of Woodridge, IL, and Angela (Tim Zentic) Roddy, Davenport; grandchildren, Stephanie (Justin) Vasey, Sean Roddy, Rachel, Jerika, and Saharra Rangel, Joshua and Justin Roddy; brothers, Thomas Roddy, Bettendorf and Darrell Roddy, Nebraska; and his son Joseph's companion and family friend, Denise Yates, Cedar Rapids
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carlotta, a son, Joseph, and a brother, Melvin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.