Lansing Hero: Dennis Rodeman

On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman was killed by a hit-and-run driver while participating in an annual fundraiser to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Firefighter Rodeman, a seven-year veteran of LFD, was also a veteran of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion of the 24th Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps. He served his country with great pride, bravery and ability, having survived a tour of duty in Fallujah, Iraq, one of the most dangerous places in the world.  It is beyond comprehension that this American hero lost his life on the streets of Lansing while collecting charitable contributions for children afflicted by muscular dystrophy.

May the memory of Lansing Fire Fighter and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Dennis Rodeman – a hero twice over – be forever etched in the hearts and minds of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

The City of Lansing, Lansing Fire Department and IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) Local 421 have joined together to raise funds for the family of firefighter Rodeman. To do so, we formed this GoFundMe page. All of the funds collected will be deposited into a dedicated bank account set up by IAFF Local 421 for Rodeman's family.

Click here for a link to initial press release announcing this campaign

Please consider making a donation to the family of firefighter Dennis Rodeman.


  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 74 mos
  • William Funk 
    • $100 
    • 79 mos
  • John Bauer 
    • $100 
    • 79 mos
  • Patrick McFall 
    • $25 
    • 80 mos
  • John Bauer 
    • $100 
    • 80 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

City of Lansing Michigan 
Lansing, MI
Tim Garver 

Your easy, powerful, and trusted home for help

  • Easy

    Donate quickly and easily.

  • Powerful

    Send help right to the people and causes you care about.

  • Trusted

    Your donation is protected by the  GoFundMe Giving Guarantee.