July 23, 1939-Aug. 16, 2013
David "Buzz" Rodseth, 74, of Spokane, Wash., passed away Friday, August 16, 2013.
David was born to Roy and Peggy (Haagenson) Rodseth on July 23, 1939 in Detroit Lakes. He moved out west in 1946 and returned to Detroit Lakes in 1957 to attend his senior year in high school.
Buzz married Brenda Bjornstad in 1960. He worked for and learned the machinist trade from his uncle, Marvin Haagenson. In 1962 he returned to Spokane, Wash., where he owned and operated an auto parts store, recreational businesses, and an automotive and engine manufacturing plant. He enjoyed racing anything with a motor, including snowmobiles, they were his passion.
After Brenda passed away, Buzz married Bernadine in 1989. He retired in 1997 and they moved to Detroit Lakes, where they built a new home and purchased Clem's Marina. They operated the marina for three years before Buzz's health forced him back into retirement. Buzz and Bernie moved back to Spokane in 2012.
Buzz loved and is survived by his wife, Bernie; his daughters, Lori McCallister and Nikki (Don) Myers; his stepdaughter, Robin (Mike) Albrandt; stepson, Scott (Jan) Booth; brothers, Tom (Carol) Hermann and John Hermann; seven grandchildren, Cody McCallister, Taylor (Chandler) Shuff, Baynton Myers, Brendon Myers, Zach (Katie) Booth, Andrea Booth and Molly (Justin) Hanson; one great granddaughter, Kloe Booth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Brenda; and sister, Patricia Ferrin.
The family would like to thank Hospice and his nurse, Medina for the wonderful care and suggest that memorials be sent to Hospice of Spokane or the charity of their choice.
Memorial services were held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Spokane on Aug. 23.
There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. A reception will follow in the library at First Lutheran Church.
David-Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.