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James "Jim" Rodts
June 27, 1947 ~ May 10, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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James A, Rodts, 75, of Mishawaka passed away peacefully in his sleep at 1:59 P.M. on May 10, 2023, at Primrose Retirement Community in Mishawaka, IN.
Jim was born on June 27, 1947, in Mishawaka, IN to Alfons Rodts and Mary Dooms Rodts and was a lifelong Mishawaka resident.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
Jim was a 1965 graduate of Mishawaka High School. Following school, he enlisted in the Army and later would become a dedicated Mishawaka firefighter.
Jim was a lifelong Dodger fan. He was also a Colts fan while they were in Baltimore and became a season ticket holder when they moved to Indianapolis. Jim’s knowledge of sports led him to write sport articles for the Mishawaka Enterprise.
On October 18, 1986, Jim married Sandy Bare at St. Bavo Church. They were married for 30 years.
Jim was a member of St. Bavo parish for most of his life and served the church as an usher. Jim was a member of the BK Club and Belgian bolled for many years.
To honor Jim’s wishes, cremation will take place and a reception for family and friends will be held on Monday, May 15, 2023, from 4 pm-6 pm at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka with a rosary to be recited at 5:45 pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Bavo Church in Mishawaka at 10 am on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, with Father Pete Pacini officiating.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the BK Club Building Fund, 721 S. West Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544.
To leave an online condolence or to share a memory, please visit www.hahnfuneralhomes.com or Hahn Funeral Home Facebook page.