Rodney Ropp

TREMONT - Rodney Ropp, 46, of Tremont passed away at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his home.

He was born Feb. 25, 1967, in Pekin to Howard R. and Debby Schaefer Ropp.

Surviving are his mother, Debby Penning of Morton; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Schaefer of Tremont; one sister, Kelly (Philip) Cooper of Goodfield; one brother, Scott (Janice) Penning of Sterling; three nieces; two nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his fathers, Howard Ropp and Kip Penning; his grandparents; and two cousins.

Rodney worked at Horton Trucking in Tremont for 16 years.

He was a member of Peo-Taz A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois.

He enjoyed teasing his nieces and nephews, riding his Harley, hunting, and his dog.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at Davis Mortuary in Tre- mont. Pastor Phil Cooper will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Davis Mortuary in Tremont and one hour before the service. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rodney Ropp Memorial Fund established at Goodfield State Bank.

To express condolences online, visit

Funeral Home

Davis-Oswald Funeral Home
328 South Locust Street Tremont, IL 61568
(309) 925-2761

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 20, 2013