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Rodney "Roddy" Mott West

May 13, 2020
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Rodney "Roddy" Mott West, 72, a resident of Sanibel Island and Minneapolis died Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Roddy grew up in Excelsior, MN, attended The Blake School and the University of Minnesota. He married Wendy in 1970, they raised three children in Minneapolis. He had a long career with Knutson Construction. Roddy will be remembered for his energetic personality, ability to create and build anything, his love of his family, his fanatical interest in outdoor activities including fishing, windsurfing, sailing, biking, paddle boarding, golfing and hockey. Roddy was a natural mentor and coach in sports, on the job site, and in life in general. He was always outspoken and an advocate for social justice. Roddy loved planning and taking part in adventure travel with Wendy and their children. He loved sugary treats.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy; his daughters Hannah O'Connor (Jim), Leah Raiche (Ken),and son Brendhan (Caitlin); six grandchildren, Fiona and Liam O'Connor, Evan and Ella Raiche, and Olivia and Henry West; four siblings, Tupper Thomas, Dobson West (Jane), Susie Oppenheim (Frieda Gardner), and Gretchen West; 14 nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.

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A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Florida and Minnesota. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Roddy West are suggested to Chequemegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), or PO BOX 141, Cable, WI 54821.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.



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