Rodeheffer, Allen W. (6th Grp)

Allen-W.-Rodeheffer-1Allen W. Rodeheffer

Biography:  Allen William Rodeheffer was born on September 3, 1917, in New Knoxville, Ohio. He was the son of Edward J. Rodeheffer and Alvina Mary Fledderjohann.  He was one of 9 children, 5 boys and 4 girls in the family. After high school, Allen went on to attend Ohio State University, graduating in 1940.

Service Time:  Allen is listed on the personnel roster for the 6th TD Group on December 31, 1943, while they were at the Ft. Hamilton staging area in New York City.  He is also identified on the photo of the officers in Binegar Hall in England.  His name also appears on the wooden shoes from the Clarence Dick family.  The shoes are labeled August 1944 and Allen lists his home as St. Mary's Ohio.

Limited information is know about Allen's life after the war but on February 14, 1949, he married the former Jean Witherspoon, who was the daughter of Emmett E. Witherspoon and Katherine Younce.  The new couple would have three children, Kathyrn, Susan and Patricia.

Jean had also served in WWII and is listed at the rank of 1st Lieutenant. She passed away on October 9, 1982, and Allen would later marry Lenore Hamilton.

Allen passed away on July 19, 1997, and was buried in the Southern Shores Cemetery in Southern Shores, North Carolina.

The photo above shows Allen while an Assistant Professor at Wheaton College and is used by permission of Digital Data Online, Inc. and