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Rodney Lee Berlekamp

August 30, 1932 — March 26, 2016

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Rodney Lee “Rod” Berlekamp, 83, of Tiffin, died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky.

He was born August 30, 1932, in Green Springs, to Eugene and Marie (Haudenshild) Berlekamp.  He married Kathryn Anway April 18, 1953, in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Brenda (Gary) Ehrenfried of Tiffin; two sons, Douglas R. (Jeanne) Berlekamp of  North Royalton, and Jack (Gwen) Berlekamp of Powell; eight grandchildren, Charlie (Kory) Ehrenfried, Julie (Rick) Ekleberry, Laurie (Joe) Rosales, David (Nicole) Berlekamp, Michael (Amanda) Berlekamp, Thomas Berlekamp, Anna Berlekamp, and Benjamin Berlekamp; five great grandchildren, Tucker, Ellie, Collin, Mason, and Cailyn; and a brother, Rolland Berlekamp of Sidney.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Berlekamp was a 1950 graduate of Old Fort High School, served in the U.S. Navy Seabees, and earned a Bachelors Degree in 1960 from The Ohio State University.  He retired as an industrial salesman.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed boating, his motorhome, and anything and everything Ohio State.

Private services were held, and his body was donated to The Ohio State University Department of Anatomy.  Burial will be at a later date at Fairwell-Retreat Cemetery, Republic.

Memorials may be made to Alzeimers Association, American Diabetes Association, or Stein Hospice of Sandusky, in care of Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio  44883 (419)447-3113.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter
1800 North Blanchard Street Suite 110 Findlay, Ohio 45840-4504, AB

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311,
Tel: 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)

Stein Hospice
1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky OH 44870

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