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 Chuck Rodee

Chuck Rodee

Original Name Charles Rodegher
Birth
Dixmoor, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 16 May 1966 (aged 38)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section V, Garden of Miracles, Lot 87, Grave 3
Memorial ID 19353 · View Source
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"Chuck Rodee" was the professional name for race car driver Charles J. Rodeghier. A 2-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500, he drove in USAC midget, sprint and championship car competition. He was killed during a qualification attempt at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 1966. According to newspaper accounts, after striking the wall in the first turn, Rodee regained consciousness and indicated to his crew that a piece of paper or a rag blew across his face, causing him to lose control and skid. He then lost consciousness, lapsed into a coma and died soon thereafter.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19353
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chuck Rodee (8 Sep 1927–16 May 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19353, citing Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .