Rodney Joseph Marcantel
Rodney Joseph Marcantel
  • August 25, 1949 - November 2, 2016
  • Louisiana

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Rodney Joseph Marcantel, 67, a native and resident of Welsh, was entrusted to God's loving care on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Rodney was a graduate of Welsh High School and McNeese State University. He resided in Alaska for 30 years working as an accountant for a gold mining company. Those who knew Rodney can relate to and take comfort in the beatitude "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God". Surely in his role of loving brother, friend and peacemaker, Rod is now in the presence of his loving Father.
Left to cherish his memory are his brothers, D.J. Marcantel of Lafayette and Ronald Marcantel (Leslie) of Opelousas; sisters, Kathy Haas (John) of Lake Charles and Teresa Marcantel of Odom, Texas. He was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Dulvas Marcantel and Abel "Belle" Marcantel; brother, Ed Marcantel; and a sister-in-law, Rebecca Bragg Marcantel.
The visitation will be at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh, on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, from noon until the Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. Father Charles McMillin will be the celebrant. The rosary will be at 1 p.m. The Committal will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. Words of Comfort may be shared at