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Rodney Woodrow Eikey

January 25, 1936 - May 4, 2017

Rodney W. Eikey, 81, of Wheeling, joined his beloved bride in Heaven on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born January 25, 1936, the son of the late John E. and Eula M (Walk) Eikey.
Rodney was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph and a proud U.S. Navy Veteran. He retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and began working part-time with the Diocese. Rodney was a member of the Wheeling Eagles Post #1891 and of the Knights of Columbus Carol Council 504, as well as many other fraternal organizations in the community.
An avid golfer, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Rodney was a huge supporter of the Cleveland Indians and Browns, and on special occasions his family members could always count on “Pap” having a titch more of cake. Rodney also coached many different youth athletic teams for the Island Baseball Association, St. Ladislaus Parish, and Blessed Trinity Parish.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Veronica E. (Raszkiewicz) Eikey (2011); one son, Brian Eikey (1989); one great-granddaughter, Maria Haas, and one sister, Gerri Walters.
Rodney is survived by his eight children, Rodney E. (Rona) Eikey, Michael A. (Diane) Eikey, Jon P. (Janet) Eikey, Michelle L. (Steven) Novotney, Rhonda A. (Matt) Miklas, Barbie T. (Chuck) Namack, Karen S. (Brent) Flowers, and Veronica (Lorren) Lewis; four siblings, John G. Eikey, William (Shari) Eikey, Betsy Wilson, Carolyn Golien; and 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Sunday, May 7, 2017 from noon to 3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 1400 Eoff Street.
A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Fund with Community Foundation by clicking here.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel

1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Location:

Cathedral of St. Joseph

1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Location:

Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling

1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003


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