Rodney Gene Gartner, age 49 of Long Beach, CA, formerly of Kadoka, died January 3, 2008, at his home in Long Beach.
Rodney Gene Gartner was born January 10, 1958, in Kadoka, SD, the son of Clifford and Marie (Anderson) Gartner. He grew up in Kadoka and graduated from high school in 1977. That same year he enlisted in the United States Navy. He received an honorable discharge in June 1979. He went to Gillette, WY, where he was in building construction at Wright, WY.
In September 1979, he was injured in a swimming accident.