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Colleen Mary Rodman
Date of Death: April, 24 2020

         Colleen Mary Rodman, age 93, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Michigan.  She was born on May 10, 1926 in Munising, Michigan to Fred and Katherine (Powell) Lezotte.  She graduated from Mather High School in Munising in 1944.  After high school she attended Northern Michigan University where she attained a two year teaching license.  She taught in several Michigan school systems, starting in a two-room schoolhouse in Shingleton before teaching a year in Capac and finally moving on to schools in Powers and Hermansville. During that time she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Michigan University. She retired from North Central Area Schools in 1990  after 30 years of teaching. 

          In 1955, she married Frank J. Rodman of Hermansville, Michigan.  Their son, John, was born in November of 1959 and their daughter, Mary Frances, in May of 1962.  Colleen played the organ at St.John Neumann Catholic Church (St. Mary’s) for 53 years where she made many close friends who were like family to her.  She was also a 65 year member of the Floriano-Stecker Women’s Auxiliary. After retirement she volunteered for 20 years at the Veteran’s Hospital in Iron Mountain, Michigan.  She was also a member of the IXL Museum in Hermansville, Michigan.

          Left behind to mourn her loss is her husband of 64 years, Frank Rodman, along with her son, John Joseph Rodman, Hermansville, daughter Mary Frances Rodman Walkenhorst (Jeffrey) of Pulaski, Wisconsin, granddaughter Megan Elizabeth Walkenhorst of Pulaski, Wisconsin, her sisters Patricia Kovanis, Brighton, Michigan; Janet Lezotte of Munising, Michigan and Doris Lezotte Bateson of Munising, Michigan and her sisters-in-law Frances Lodde, Veronica Ropele and Barbara Jean Johnson.

          She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Katherine Lezotte; her sister Kathryn Erickson, her parents-in-law Joseph and Anna Rodman,sisters-in-law Anna Rodman, Mary B. Rodman, Kathryn Bugni, and Dorothy Occhino.  She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
          Arrangements will be private for her family at this time. The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Rodman family.
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  • "So sorry to hear about Colleen,our devoted Aux. member of 65 years.I have this special certificate from Dept.I was going to bring to her this week."
    -Ella Gurgall

  • "I sure will miss her we worked together all those years."
    -Ella Gurgall

  • "Dearest Frank, John, Mary and family: We are so sad, but so appreciative and privileged to have had Colleen as our friend, such a dedicated and talented organist; sincerely missed. With love and hugs Alan, Nancy, Joe, Amanda & Anthony Whitens"
    -Nancy Whitens

  • "She was a wonderful aunt. I always enjoyed talking with her whenever we visited Hermansville. Listening to her play the organ was always a special treat. My mother Fran Lodde loved her dearly and we will both miss her. "
    -Barbara Lodde

  • "Such an amazing lady. May she Rest In Peace,"
    -James and Ann Marie (Malone) Brolin

  • "Colleen was a wonderful, kind, beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed by everyone in our family, as well. She was a wonderful neighbor to our entire family. Much love to Frankie, John, Mary, Jeff and Megan. Sincerely, The R.T and Anne Louise Lungerhausen children (Chuck & Susan, Karen & Karl, Rich & Jeanann, John & Dixie, and Cate & Jim)."
    -Cate Rhino

  • "Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Miss Lezotte was my favorite teacher and my daughters also. Once again, so sorry. "
    -Monica Welch

  • "Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You have our sympathy. Dan & Laura Copeland"
    -Dan Copeland

  • "Frank and family, I have wonderful memories of Mrs Rodman as our music teacher in Hermansville. She always had a smile on her face even when we, her pupils, probably weren't as attentive as we should have been. She is one of those teachers I do remember and I graduated in 1963. Our sympathy, Ron and Sande (Fabry) Pietsch"
    -Ron and Sande (Fabry) Pietsch

  • "John, Mary, Jeff and Megan, I am sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother’s passing. She was such a sweet woman and always had a smile. I remember her teaching our music classes. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. "
    -Kathryn Maule Belaire

  • "Frank, I’m sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing. She was a special person! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "
    -Kathryn Maule Belaire

  • "Frank, so sorry to hear you have lost your beloved. she will be missed by you and many others Good memories stay with you. "
    -helen cavicchioni

  • "Frank and family, Colleen was a wonderful lady. I always enjoyed seeing the both of you when you volunteered at the V.A. I worked in housekeeping in the CLC. My Sincere Sympathy to all of you. She always had a beautiful smile on her face! "
    -Dawn Wahlstrom

  • "Dear Frank and family, We offer you our heartfelt sympathies and prayers. We had the honor of teaching with Colleen. She was always such a dedicated teacher and a wonderful person. Sincerely, Mark and Barb Veeser"
    -Mark and Barb Veeser

  • "Frank.... I remember the times you told me how much you were blessed to have her in your life. There is no question she felt the same towards you... so many of us feel that way about the both of you. Am bowing my head in sorrow for you....... "
    -Doni-Mae B. Rauch

  • "Frank and family: I just wanted to say that Colleen was a wonderful person to volunteer at the VA. She was full of warmth and love that it shined. I always looked forward to Tuesday with her and Jack. Colleen always brought a smile to everyone when she was here. She will be greatly missed and sorry for your loss. We not only lost a great teacher, but an awesome volunteer. Thanks for sharing her with us. "
    -Priscilla Larson

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