Rodney Howard Weldon

Sep 27th, 1951 - Aug 27th, 2020


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2020 1pm


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2020 2pm

Rodney Howard Weldon

Rodney Howard Weldon, age 68, of Goreville, passed away on August 27, 2020 at 1:52 a.m. at his home.

Rodney was born on September 27, 1951 in Chicago, a son of Robert and Marguerite (Elmzen) Weldon.  He married Evelyn Sue Galus on July 7, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada and she survives.

Rodney was a resident of the Lake of Egypt.  He was an avid fisherman, traveler and long-term employee of the Ford Motor Company.  Rodney was a member of the Moose Lodge #9663 in Murphysboro.  He was an avid Chicago sports fan and a mentor to many.  He was always quick to offer advice, instruction and directions.  All that came to his home knew his grill was ready and he loved to entertain.  He was of the Lutheran faith. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Sue Weldon; seven children, Melissa (Carl) Volanti, Daniel Weldon, Kristan (Mark) Barnard, Jason Nigro, Joseph (Tricia) Nigro, Allison (Sam) Fuller and Gina Crain (fiancé, Paul Elders); he was blessed with numerous grandchildren, Nicholas Nigro, Savannah Sheffler, Giovanni Crain, Abigail Volanti, Maya Volanti, Ava Volanti, Maylin Volanti, Hannah Fuller, Liam Fuller, Jane Fuller, Gwendolyn Weldon, Taylor Weldon, Hailey Weldon and Keaton Nigro and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marguerite Weldon; and two brothers, Robert Weldon and Ronald Weldon.

A memorial service will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend John Holst officiating . Inurnment will follow in Tanner Cemetery in Goreville.  A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Blue Funeral Home to help the family with the funeral costs and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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9 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Teresea Owens

    From: Oswego, Illinois

    Date: August 31, 2020

    Heaven gained another angle, The Weldon Family is complete. Will be missed.

  • Guest: Greg and Angel Clarke

    From: Grand Tower, Illinois

    Date: August 31, 2020

    Will miss his great conversations.

  • Guest: Paul Spora

    From: Downers Grove, Illinois

    Date: August 31, 2020

    You will be missed by all. Thanks for
    your sharing of knowledge, friendship, and memories.

  • Guest: Kelly & Khris Kolk

    From: Bolingbrook , Illinois

    Date: August 31, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Susan DaRosa

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: August 31, 2020

    Oh Sue I’m so sorry to hear this. We have been looking fir you guys in the lake all summer.

  • Guest: Mike and Camille McKinnon

    From: Naperville, Illinois

    Date: September 1, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Guest: Lucy Mercer

    From: Evansville, Indiana

    Date: September 1, 2020

    I will never forget his kindness and when you’d come to visit he would always have a big hug for you ! I will miss you Rod ! We all loved you.

  • Guest: Suzi Krason

    From: Springfield , Illinois

    Date: September 2, 2020

    So very sorry for your loss. I have a feeling my Dad is happy to see his friend and will somehow drag him into some trouble. Love and prayers.

  • Guest: Justin and Vanna Clarke

    From: Jonesboro , Illinois

    Date: September 2, 2020

    I married into the family and Rodney welcomed me with open arms. Rodney and Sue were my patients when I was going to school for dental hygiene, which was a blessing. Every time he saw me since the first time I cleaned his teeth he would say, “Theirs my favorite dental hygienist “. That meant the world to me. We will truly miss his smile, his genuine compassion and love for his family.
    Rod was a blessing to the family and I will miss our conversations. He always was a joy to be around.