Rodney D. Wideman
Nov. 28, 1955 – Sept. 21, 2022
Rodney Dean Wideman passed away in his home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, after a long battle with esophageal cancer.
Rodney was the salt of the earth. He was a doting and loving husband, the dad every man should strive to be and the Papaw every child dreams of. He was a loved and loving brother and the friend of many. He retired from International Paper in 2020 after 43 years of dedicated employment.
On a normal day, you could find him either on the golf course with his buddies, in the backyard playing and running around with his grandkids or at the local Dairy Dip getting his grandkids ice cream for the fifth time that week. He was known for his constant jolly attitude, around-the-clock whistling and was the chief of hospitality.
Rodney loved the outdoors, playing golf, tending to his yard, watching birds and being anywhere his family was. He meant absolutely everything to his family, and his family meant everything to him. There are no words big enough to properly describe how loved he was and how much he will be terribly missed.
In heaven awaiting him was his mother, Lou Eva Wideman, and his oldest brother, Denny Parrish.
Those left behind ’til they see him again are his wife, Nancy Stone Wideman; his daughter, Ellie Wideman Rojan, and husband, Jacob; his two sons, Erik Wideman and Joey Thompson; his six grandchildren, Justine Wideman, Jenna Wideman, Josie Thompson, Macy Rojan, Annabelle Rojan and Kaleb Rojan; and his four siblings, Pam Carpenter, Bill Wideman, Tony Wideman and Roger Wideman, as well as many loving cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.