Re: Little Village Hobby Stores on 26th street that sold model kits. Bakeries.
Date: April 13, 2015 05:11PM
I was reading these articles, and one guy who you might be thinking of was Don Rodewald. I know he was the manager of the Woolworths on 26th Street, and later had several hobby shops, some of them on 26th Street. I primarily knew him from his last venture, A World of Diecast, which was on Ogden Avenue and Arthur Avenue in Brookfield. I just recently found out that Don had passed away a few years ago. Following is his obit:
Donald G. Rodewald age 76, of Stickney. Korean War Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Barbara A. Rodewald, nee Lewis; dear father of Dawn (Kevin) Kahmark, Mike (Gina) Rodewald and Beth (Tim) Stach; grandfather of Abigail Rodewald, Joseph Rodewald, Ryan Stach, Alex Kahmark, Anna Kahmark and Ben Kahmark; brother of Linda Allen. Memorial Visitation Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. until time of Service at 11:00 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Private. Don had worked for Woolworths in Chicago’s Little Village Community and Brodsky Candies. Notably Don had several Toy and Hobby Shops of different names most remembered Road n’ Rail; from the Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, 26th and Pulaski, to Riverside, Naperville, LaGrange Park and Brookfield. Most recently owning A World of Die Cast in Brookfield. Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com