Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
John J. (Jack) Rodger
As we honor the memory of Jack Rodger as a credit union pioneer for nearly four decades, we recall his favorite passage: "Faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." He loved people and his dedication to helping those he knew was readily apparent.
Rodger was assistant secretary of the Franklin Life Insurance Company in Springfield before he retired. Active in the credit union movement since 1954, Jack was president, treasurer and credit committee chair for the company’s credit union. He also served on its supervisory committee.
Jack was an alternate director of CUNA and the Governor’s Advisory Board for Credit Unions. Rodger was a director of Mid-States Corporate Federal Credit Union. He was also elected as director of the Illinois Credit Union League in 1969, serving for more than a decade.
Rodger gave generously of his time to his community of Springfield. He was a past master and treasurer of St. Paul’s Lodge #500, AF&AM. He was on the advisory board, the Order of DeMolay, the Legion of Honor of DeMolay and a member of the Elks Lodge #158 B.P.O.E.