Funeral arrangements for firefighter Dennis Rodeman announced

Photo: City of Lansing

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Funeral arrangements have been announced for Dennis Rodeman, the firefighter killed by a hit and run driver Wednesday.

Rodeman’s funeral begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Jack Breslin Student Center at Michigan State University. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. and the funeral is expected to wrap up by noon. If you’d like to attend Rodeman’s funeral, you’re asked to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the service. The Jack Breslin Student Center is located at 534 Birch Road in East Lansing.

For those who would like to attend Rodeman’s funeral, you’re asked to park in Lot 66A at Kalamazoo St. and Harrison Rd. or Lot 63W at the Breslin Center at the corner of Harrison Rd. and Shaw Lane.

A procession will follow the ceremony at the Breslin, beginning at the corner of Kalamazoo and Harrison and ending at West Carmel Cemetery in Charlotte. Family members will follow the procession to the cemetery while everyone else will be directed east on M-50 to the I-69 North exit and back to Lansing.

Everyone is welcome to pay their respects along the funeral procession route, which is described below:

  • Depart Breslin Center heading North on Harrison Road
  • West on Michigan Avenue to Grand Avenue in downtown Lansing
  • North on Grand to Shiawassee Street
  • West on Shiawassee to Capitol Avenue
  • South on Capitol to St. Joseph Street (I-496 Service Drive)
  • West on St. Joseph to I-496 ramp at Pine Street

The visitation runs from 4 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in Lansing. The funeral home is located at 900 E. Michigan Avenue.

Rodeman will be buried in Charlotte at West Carmel Cemetery, located at Ainger and Carlisle Roads.

If you’d like to donate to Dennis Rodeman’s family, visit the official fundraiser site at

Checks can also be made payable to:

Lansing Fire Firefighters IAFF Local 421
419 S. Washington Square, Suite 305
Lansing, MI 48933


Dennis Rodeman Memorial Fund
c/o MSU Federal Credit Union
P. O. Box 1208
East Lansing, MI 48826

Stay with 6 News for team coverage of Rodeman’s funeral.

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