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Eric Gustave Rodberg Jr

September 11, 1944 ~ December 1, 2014 (age 70)

   Eric Gustave Rodberg Jr., 70, of Quincy, passed from this life to his eternal life at 1:08 p.m. Monday (December 1, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born September 11, 1944 in Duluth, Minnesota, Eric was the son of Eric Gustave Rodberg Sr. and Marilyn Upton.  He married Bonita Lewis Dawson on May 2, 1969 in Quincy.  She survives.

   Mr. Rodberg served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from the service.

   Eric was a Past President of the Disabled American Veteran was a member of the Liberty American Legion Post.  He enjoyed working in his yard, but his greatest joy was the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

   Survivors include his wife, Bonita; three sons, Charles Dawson of Meredosia, IL, Edgar Dawson (Linda) of Quincy and Daniel Dawson (Debra) of Brentwood, TN; three daughters, Diana Myers (Dave) of Quincy, Juel Spindler of Bastrop, TX and Krista Huffman (Joshua) of Quincy; sixteen grandchildren, Allison Smith, Noah Smith, Zoey Huffman, Troy Dawson (Lori), Adam Dawson, Tim Dawson, Joey Dawson, Jenny Dawson, Amy Dawson, Tracy Lewis, John Spindler, Avery Spindler, Victoria Spindler, Chelsea Musgrove, Brian Myers (Jenny) and Julie Myers; nine great grandchildren, Jayden Lewis, Lexie Bowman (Kody), Hayley Lewis, Tegan Dawson, Addison Dawson, Alijah Dawson, Sam Adcox and Dalton Myers; a great great grandchild, Liam Bowman; a brother, Charles Rodberg (Cindy) of Belvidere, IL; two sisters, Hazel Fulbright (Emery) of Belvidere, IL and Mary Schwann (Glen) of Arcadia, MI; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Rodberg was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gary Rodberg; and a sister, Cherry Keegan.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.  Burial with Military Honors by Mt. Sterling American Legion Post 374 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Benville Cemetery near Mt. Sterling.

   Visitation will be Friday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Grandchildren's Educational Fund.
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