Jack Warren Roddy


Jack Warren Roddy, 91, passed away Sept. 25, 2012. Jack grew up in Minneapolis and was born Nov. 3, 1920.

Jack graduated from Minneapolis South High School in 1939. He attended both the University of Minnesota and Notre Dame University. While at the U of M, Jack played football for the Gophers in 1939 and 1940.

During World War II, Jack served honorably for  both the United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. After the war, Jack entered the grain business and worked for Pillsbury, Peavey and Con Agra companies until his retirement in 1985.

Jack is survived by dearly beloved wife, Claire. They were sweethearts for 64 years. He is also survived by his beloved sister, Delores Nelson; sisters-in-law, Joanne Roddy, Marian Carlson and June Polo; dearly beloved children, Jill Stang, Jack Roddy, and Walter Roddy; daughter-in-law, Gaye Roddy; son-in-law, Howard Stang; dearly beloved grandchildren, Becky, Eric and Danny Stang; Jennifer, Jon and Sarah Roddy, and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Jack’s hobbies included golf and fishing at his cabin at Lake Vermillion, Minn.

Jack was buried with full military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Oct. 1, 2012.