Richard "Dick" E. Roeder

09/01/1935 - 06/08/2024


Obituary For Richard "Dick" E. Roeder

Lima, Ohio
Richard "Dick" E. Roeder, 88, passed away on June 8, 2024, at The Wyngate Senior Living Community.
Dick was born September 1, 1935 in Evansville, IN, to Charles and Margaret (Weeks) Roeder who both preceded him in death. On August 5, 1953 he married Ruth (Ramsdail) Roeder who preceded him in death on March 20, 2021.
Dick was a 1953 graduate of Lima Central High School. He worked as a Police Officer for the Lima Police Department from 1960 to 1988 and retired as a Sergeant. Dick and Ruth both enjoyed caring for various types of animals. They loved their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. Dick was a family man and loved spending time with his family and always looked forward to family gatherings.
Dick is survived by his children, Debra "Deb" (Mark) Fisher of Lima, OH, Kimberly "Kim" (David) E. Keferl of Lima, OH, Patricia "Pat" (Ron) Shafer of Lima, OH, Richard "Rick" Roeder, Jr. of Lima, OH, Amy (Todd) Bush of Lima, OH, sixteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren, siblings, Robert "Bob" (Ellen) Roeder of Colorado Springs, CO, Margaret "Peg" (Bill) (d) Bath of Churrubusco, IN and sister-in-law, Minnie Taylor.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Sue (Mark) Fisher, brothers-in-law, Claude Ramsdail, Frank (Nancy) Ramsdail, Robert "Bob" (Peggy) Ramsdail, Wendell "Zeke" Ramsdail, and sister-in-law, Anne Marie (Bud) Johantgen.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:00am at Chiles - Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. Rev. Lori Wright to officiate the service. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 9:00am until the time of the service at the Shawnee Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Elizabeth Watt PDCD Research Fund or St. Rita's Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


15 Jun


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
15 Jun

Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
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  • 06/15/2024

    Prayers to Rick and your entire family. I am glad I met this gentleman, a good guy. Blessings.

  • 06/10/2024

    So sorry for your loss, but now he can be with his wife in heaven.

  • 06/09/2024

    What a great man he fished at our house for years. We will all miss you thanks for protecting our community.

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