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Rodney H. Martens

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Rodney was born on July 9, 1945 and passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Rodney was a resident of Marquette, Michigan at the time of passing.

He graduated from Riceville Community High School in 1965.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967 and was proud to tell the story of how he met John Wayne during basic training when he and his fellow soldiers were hired to play extras for the movie, "The Green Berets." In 1968, after his time in the service, Butch began his career at Borg-Warner/GE Plastics in Ottawa, Illinois.