Conroy Funeral Home

Freddie Elwood Sodders



Service: 1:00pm Wed. September 11th, 2019
Conroy Funeral Home
SODDERS, Freddie Elwood, 90, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, September 07, 2019 in his home. Freddie was born October 27, 1928 in Springfield, Ohio to Arthur C. and Bernice (DeWitt) Sodders. He retired from International Harvester with 31 years of service, and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Occupational Forces after World War II. He was a life member of both Springfield Moose Lodge #536 and Indian Lake Moose Lodge # 1533. He achieved the Moose’s highest degree of “Pilgrim” in 1991. He also served as an officer in various positions for the Ohio State Moose Association for 24 years. For his service, he was awarded the title of Honorary Past State President. Freddie was also a life member of the Springfield Elks Lodge #51, life member of the V.F.W. #1031, life member of the Lakeview Am Vets #30 and UAW Local 402. He was a member of the Indian Lake Eagles Lodge, and was also a member of the Union Club. He was also an avid bowler for most of his life and served as the Ohio State Moose Association’s Bowling Chairman for 12 years and was later inducted into the Clark County Bowling Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Rowenia (Dixon) Sodders; four children, Cheryl Woodard, Freda Lynn (Gary) Robinson, Angela Mae (Jim) Hutchins and Joy Sodders-Fenton; nine grandchildren, Lauren, Kyle, Seth, Erin, Mallory, Miles, Mitchell, Noah and Jay; nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Evelyn Begy, Mona Snyder, Dolores Gaier and Willard Sodders. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m. in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Moose services at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Alan Cain officiating. Burial will be held in Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care.


Rowenia and family, we send our deepest sympathies on your loss of Freddie. Thank you for sharing his life with the Moose fraternity, he was an incredible man, who stepped up to serve wherever needed. The children at Mooseheart and seniors at Moosehaven were blessed by his leadership, generosity and commitment to make life better for those in need. Keeping your family in our prayers.

- Scott Hart, Mooseheart, IL, Monday September 9th, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for comfort and strength during this time of grief. Remember your family is loved and many prayers for the family!!!

- Mike &Nancy McCarthy, Sunday September 8th, 2019

So sorry for our family loss...my still miss my popo (perry dewitt) everyday...many blessings and much love to all❤

- Mary E. Wilson, Sunday September 8th, 2019

Our sincerest and deepest sympathy for this great loss to your family. We send prayers for peace, comfort and support during these upcoming days.

- Jim and Suzy Pollock, Sunday September 8th, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. We know how much your Daddy means to you all. We are here if you need us.love and sadness,Marla and John Stouffer

- John and Marla Stouffer, Saturday September 7th, 2019