Former state senator Dick Roeding dies at 86

10/08/2017 11:37 PM

LAKESIDE PARK – Former Kentucky state senator Richard “Dick” Roeding died on Friday night at the age of 86.

Roeding, a Republican, served northern Kentucky’s 11th district from 1991 to 2009 and was Republican Whip from 1995 to 1996 and President Pro Tem from 2000 to 2004.

Sen. Mitch McConnell released the following statement on the news of Roeding’s passing:

“Elaine and I were saddened to hear about the passing of our dear friend, Senator Dick Roeding. He was a respected legislator and one the great leaders of our party. I join the people of Kentucky in honoring Dick, and he will be missed. Elaine and I send our condolences and prayers to his wife, Nancy, and his family in their time of loss.”

Visitation will be Friday, October 13 from 4:00 until 7:00pm at Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike in Ft. Wright. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10:00am at Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell. Entombment will be at St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers, his family has requested donations to: The Dick and Nancy Roeding Family Scholarship Fund C/O Covington Catholic High School, 1600 Dixie Highway, Covington, Kentucky 41011-2797 or the St. Elizabeth Foundation (Cancer Care Fund) 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, Kentucky 41017, or DDCH Center for Children and Families, P.O. Box 17007, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky 41017.


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