Wallace John Rodammer, 92, of Midland, passed away on May 9, 2020 at Independence Village of Midland, just 11 days after his “lovely bride”. Wallace was born on June 19, 1927 to the late Walter and Adelaide (Loesel) Rodammer. He married Betty Lou (Asher) Rodammer on July 17, 1953 and they shared 66 wonderful years together.
After Wallace graduated from Midland High in 1944, he served honorably for the US Army in the Occupation of South Korea for one year. Immediately following his military service Wallace attended the broadcast engineering school RETS. Wallace worked for forty years at WXYZ-TV Channel 7 in Detroit, MI, retiring as Director of Engineering in 1992. Additionally, he served as Chief Engineer for KTSB-TV in Topeka KS from 1967-1968. While at WXYZ-TV Wallace won the Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Arts and Television Sciences, along with an “Emmy” Award for Technical Achievement at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Wallace and Betty Lou were devoted members of Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Howell, MI.
Wallace is survived by his children, Lori (Steve) Dasher, Kris Rodammer, Kari (John) Bilek, grandchildren, Jordan (Sarah) Dasher, Natalie (Mike) Trent, Christopher (Deanna) Bilek, Matthew Bilek, Maya Rodammer, great grandchildren, Ellie Dasher and Emerson Dasher. He is also survived by his sisters in-law Frances Rodammer and Eileen Asher. He was predeceased by his wife Betty Lou, his parents, and his brother Donald Rodammer.
A private graveside service took place on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to donate to a charity of their choice.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rodammer family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.