Marlin Rodemeyer

Marlin Karl Rodemeyer

Friday, March 21st, 1958 - Saturday, October 31st, 2020
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Marlin Karl Rodemeyer, of Moline, IL, passed away on October 31, 2020, at home
Per his wishes, cremation rites were accorded. The family will hold a Celebration of Life event at a later date.
Karl was born in Moline, IL, on March 21, 1958, to Marlin and Charlotte (Sherwood) Rodemeyer.
He graduated from Moline High School in 1975and from Wallpapering School in Rutland, Vermont.  He was employed at Rodemeyer Decorating Co. until he moved to Colorado.  There he worked at the trade until returning to Illinois in 2018. At that time, he then worked with W.F. Scott Decorating up until the pandemic.  Karl was a Christian of the Lutheran faith, having been baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Island.
He was a good cook and had a love for the outdoors and animals.  He planned to move to Idaho and "live off the land" when he retired next March.  Karl cared for many pets from an early age – Pepper the pigeon, an owl, a squirrel, a hedgehog, finches, Minnie, a raccoon, Hogo, a German Shepherd, and a dog named Brook, among many others.  He was especially fond of the current family pet, Lucy, a Chihuahua.
Survivors include his parents Marlin D. and Charlotte, Moline, IL; sisters Sheila Rodemeyer and Gretchen (Keith) Embry, a brother Augie (Wendy) Rodemeyer; nephews Adam Karl Rodemeyer, Barret Embry and Alex Berhenke; nieces Lexi Holtzer and Ana (Bryce) Potter along with the love of his life for the last 13 years, Lori Nunes of Tucson, AZ.
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Karen Quenan

Posted at 12:00am
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Karl's family and loved ones. He was a very kind man and loved my Sister very much. Since we lived in different states, we didn't get to spend a lot of time together. But every summer when we would go back to Colorado for a visit, Karl and Lori would gather all the family together at their home for a BBQ and good times! Karl was a gracious host. I know every time I see a hedgehog, I think of Karl; as that was the first time I ever saw one, and he was always holding it. Rest in Peace dear Karl 🙏
Karen and Roger Quenan

Lori Nunes

Posted at 12:00am
Karl was my best friend and the love of my life. He was a kind hearted man, most did not know this of him because he wasn’t one to let his feelings show. We were together for 13 years 4 of which we were apart. There was only a handful of days that went by that we did not talk or text in those 4 years. We had been trying to see each other, but was not possible.   Karl wanted a Ferrari so he could go 200 miles an hour. He was a thriller seeker for sure and not afraid of anything. He loved his work hanging wallpaper. He taught my son to hang paper and my son is very grateful to Karl for that. Karl was always the type to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. Karl love animals more than humans and some have said they want to be Karl’s pet in their next life. Karl enjoyed being outside no matter the weather, the colder the better. For years we grew a vegetable garden together even though he did not like many vegetables. Karl was a great dart player. We were on a dart league for a few years, great times. Karl’s love and knowledge for birds was amazing. Fly with the birds my love. I could go on and on because he was a great man. To the love of my life and best friend Rest In Peace, until we meet again 

Ken Till

Posted at 12:00am
Karl and I were inseparable later in his life as we shared many commonalities. I managed National Parks and worked 35 years in EMS and he was always interested in those issues in life. The outdoors with wildlife and all it has to offer was very important in life as he always told me he was closest to the heavens when he was outdoors with Nature. We shared countless hours on the phone after we departed and he moved back to Moline and I back to Northern Idaho where my home was. Seems we always solved the "World Problems" before we closed our conversations that day. My wife and I were dear friend of Lori & Karl in Loveland, Colorado and enjoyed their company many times. I will truly miss all my private times and just sharing our lives with each other as we both agreed it is so very short. May Karl RIP as I'll never forget him as a true friend and brother in life.

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