April 6, 1947 – Monday, March 27, 2017
Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church-Cokato
Friday, March 31, 2017
AT THE CHURCH
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Rodney H. Marquardt, age 69, of Waverly passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on April 6, 1947 in Glencoe the son of Harold & Esther (Albers) Marquardt.
Rodney was baptized on April 20, 1947 in Arlington. He was confirmed in the Christian faith on May 21, 1961 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
He graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 1965. Rodney later attended The University of Minnesota and Dunwoody Institute.
On May 12, 1972, Rodney H. Marquardt and Patricia M. Otto were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with three children.
He loved God and had a deep faith. Rodney was very involved with his church and served on various building committees.
Farming was his passion! He loved to give his grandchildren rides in the tractor. He enjoyed building and fixing equipment, reading books and magazines, taking long road trips and Gophers Basketball.
Survived by his wife: Pat; children: David (Julie) Marquardt of Howard Lake, Jennifer (Matthew) Danielson of White Bear Lake and Ryan (Melissa) Marquardt of Savage; six grandchildren: Adam, Brant, Mark and Isaac Marquardt; Corinne & Nora Danielson; his mother: Esther Marquardt of Minnetonka; sisters: Mavis (George) Gehant of Brookings, SD, and Wendy (John) Armbrust of Woodbury; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his father Harold Marquardt.
A Memorial Service for Rodney Marquardt will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church, 5939 Oliver Avenue S.W., in Cokato. Pastor Rob Edwards will officiate.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 30th from 5-7 P.M. AT THE CHURCH. Further visitation Friday morning, March 31st from 9-11A.M. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.