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April 6, 1947 – Monday, March 27, 2017

Service Information
Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church-Cokato
Friday, March 31, 2017
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, March 30, 2017
5-7 P.M.

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.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Carol (Gueningsman) Harrahill

    Patty, please know that you and your family will be in my prayers as you go thru this difficult time. I know your faith, family and friends will be there for you.

  2. Angier jagodzinski

    I am so saddened to hear this news…I got to know Rod from my many years working at the dentist. Was a very kind giving man that was always 5 minutes late for his appointment but you could count on him being there. Great family! Thinking of you all…

  3. Kathy Munson

    My sympathies to Pat, David and family. Rod was a wonderful example of what we all should strive to be. May God give you peace in that he is in a wonderful place where the farm is always thriving!

  4. Aaron Kubasch

    Miss you Rod! I know you are with Jesus.


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