Rodney H. Marquardt, age 69, of Waverly, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at his residence.
He was born April 6, 1947, in Glencoe, the son of Harold and Esther (Albers) Marquardt.
Rodney was baptized April 20, 1947, in Arlington. He was confirmed in the Christian faith May 21, 1961, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Rodney graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 1965. He later attended the University of Minnesota and Dunwoody Institute.
Rodney was joined in holy marriage with Patricia M. Otto May 12, 1972, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with three children.
Rodney loved God, and had a deep faith. He 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, and enjoyed building and fixing equipment, reading books and magazines, taking long road trips, and following Gophers basketball.
Rodney is 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; and Corinne and 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; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Marquardt.
A memorial service took place Friday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato, with Pastor Rob Edwards officiating.
There was visitation Thursday, March 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, continuing Friday from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the service.
Arrangements were with the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.