Funeral set for Michigan firefighter hit while collecting money


By: Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A funeral service is set for a Lansing firefighter who authorities say was deliberately struck by a pickup truck as he collected money for charity.

Visitation for 35-year-old Dennis Rodeman is Tuesday at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in Lansing and a funeral is Wednesday at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center in East Lansing.

Rodeman was hit Wednesday while participating in an annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters. Rodeman, whose wife was pregnant with their first child, later died at a hospital.

The seven-year veteran of the Lansing Fire Department also served in the Marines in Iraq.

A 22-year-old Lansing man was charged Thursday with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death and fleeing police.