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James Rodenkirch

October 1, 1944 — March 28, 2017

James Bruce Rodenkirch

St. George, UT – James Rodenkirch, 72, passed away March 28, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer in St. George, Utah.  He and Janet had been married 35 years and have resided in St. George for the past 11 years.

After 21 years in the Navy, including a tour of Vietnam, he retired as a Navy Chief.   He then graduated Magna Cum Laude in Electronics Engineering from Chapman University and was a Systems Engineer for the DoD Navy for 17 years.  Most recently, he completed a Master of Science (M.S.) in Systems Engineering and taught a Complex Systems Architecting course as an Adjunct Lecturer at Southern Methodist University for 8 years.  He was also Editor-in-Chief of RMS, a Systems Engineering Professional Journal for the past 8 years and an avid Ham radio enthusiast in his spare time.

Funeral services will be held at the Miramar National Cemetery located at 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, California on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:00am.

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