Max 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


  1. Dear Torrey, Kellie, Victoria, Marcus, Vivian, and Franie.

    Were very sorry about the death of grandpa Max Rodkey.
    Max and grandma Nancy were always there for eveyone.
    He was always willing to help when needed and brought a trailor attached to his truck to move a new play house from Frankfort to the new Rodkey home place located at the Colfax Manson road.
    Max and Nancy always attended, birthdays, holidays, and graduations which were enjoyed by our families.
    Max will be missed by all of us.

    We send our condolences and hugs.


    Sue and Charlie Fink

  2. Dear Nancy and Rodkey Families,
    Dick and I were so sad to read of Max’s passing. He always seem to have a smile. We and the R.H.S. Class of 1959 will surely miss him.
    Dick & Janice Davison

  3. We were sorry to hear of Max’s passing. We will miss his smile and friendship. Ellen and I pray for comfort and peace for Nancy and the rest of the family.

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