Paul Eugene Rodenbeck, 84, Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at Walker Place in Shelbyville surrounded by his family. He was born in Griggsville, IL on May 9, 1938, to Ed and Sunshine Rodenbeck.
Paul attended Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. During high school, Paul worked at Standard Grocery. After high school, Paul went to work at a filling station. In February of 1959 Paul started his career at International Harvester/Navistar International where he spent the next 46 years until his retirement. Shortly after starting work at International Harvester/Navistar International Paul married the love of his life, Ruby Lee Short on July 18, 1959. The two would spend the next 63 years together until Paul’s passing. Paul was a member of the UAW Local 98 and the Pepsi-Cola Collectors Club (27-year member). Paul enjoyed attending bluegrass and country music festivals and Pepsi Conventions. He enjoyed working on cars in his younger years and was always up for going on a drive.
Paul is survived by his wife, Ruby Rodenbeck; children: Rita Rodenbeck Miller, Darrell Rodenbeck, LeAnne (Dan) Mann; grandchildren: Tessie Miller, Nettie Miller, Paul Rodenbeck, Brian Rodenbeck, Andrew (Dee) Means, Wyatt Means, Danyel Mann, Landyn Mann; great grandchildren: Keegyn Stuckey, Leia Christakis, Elek Christakis, Sophia Colbert, Blake Rodenbeck, Dahlia Rodenbeck, Brody Rodenbeck, Sloane Ruby Rodenbeck; siblings: Ed George Rodenbeck Jr., Ruth Ann Rodenbeck Still, Richard Lee Rodenbeck; and several nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rhonda Rodenbeck Means; granddaughter, Hallie Miller; and brother, Jimmy Louis Rodenbeck.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg, IN. An additional hour of visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm also at the funeral home. A funeral service will also be held on Wednesday following the hour of visitation at 1:00 pm. Burial will take place in South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.