In Memory

Rodger Marsau

Rodger Lee Marsau of Ferndale

May 13, 1953 - April 14, 2010


Rodger Lee Marsau - 56

Beloved husband and father, Rodger Marsau, passed away on Wed morning, April 14, 2010 from cancer which had just been found in March. Son of Cyril J "Whitey" Marsau and Doris Emma Mackey, Rodger was born in Bremerton, Washington on May 13, 1953. He attended Marion Avenue Elementary and Coontz Jr. High. Rodger graduated from West High School, Bremerton, Washington in 1971 where he met his wife, Beth Devin. They were married at Paradise, Mount Rainier on Sept 2, 1975 and raised their family in Whatcom County.

Rodger served in the US Army as Specialist 4 at 3rd Armored Division in Frankfurt, Germany as a chauffeur for the officers at the Headquarters Division. He climbed the Eiger in 1975 with Captain Pete Massey, during the time Eiger Sanction was filmed. He was a rope leader with Olympic College Basic Mountaineering, and served with Bellingham Mountain Rescue. Rodger loved wild animals, mountains, and spending time with his wife, Beth.

He attended Olympic College, Western Washington University and Bellingham Technical College. He was employed at Allsop as a shift foreman for twelve years and was Production Manager at Myco Custom Molding, Inc. for twenty years.

He is survived by his wife Beth, and two sons: Michael and wife Krystal and Brian and wife Karen and his granddaughter Lisa, and also his brother David, niece and nephew Desiree and Dustin, stepbrother Craig and wife Susie Peterson, and stepsisters Linda Peterson, Patti Wooten, and Judy Bashaw and his inlaw siblings and several nieces and nephews on Beth's side of the family.

Although he has left his body, he hasn't left his loved ones, especially his wife Beth. She plans to take some of his ashes up Mount Baker within the next couple years and some to eventually mix with her own and be buried with her at Forest Lawn in Bremerton.