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Richard (Dick) Rudolph


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Richard (Dick) Rudolph Obituary
It is with great sadness that the family of Richard (Dick) Rudolph announce his passing into the presence of the Lord on August 27th, 2017, at the age of 73 years.

Dick was born on September 22, 1943 in Bakersfield, CA to Anton Rudolph and Grace Zelewski. He was the oldest of three children.

Dick graduated with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Marquette University and a Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He proudly served in the United States Army and continued to support the military through his life by sending care packages to those deployed.

He worked at Ayres Associates and Northern States Power, later known as Xcel Energy until his retirement in 2008. Upon retirement, he opened his own consulting firm RR Engineering and Consulting. He was active in Eau Claire Babe Ruth baseball and volunteered for numerous charities in Cortez, CO where he later settled. Dick enjoyed the outdoors and spent numerous hours hunting and fishing. He also loved his two dogs, Schatzi and Moxie, taking them wherever he went.

Dick was known for his stories and enjoyed talking with everyone he met. He especially loved talking about his family; his brother, his sister, and his two sons of whom he was so proud.

Dick is survived by his wife, Diana, of Dolores, CO, and two sons, Mark (Samantha) Rudolph, Crestview, FL, Todd (Kathy) Rudolph, of Eleva, WI and five grandchildren. He is further survived by his loving sister Laurel Rudolph-Kniech (Jim) of Marshfield, WI and his beloved brother Ron Rudolph of Oconomowoc, WI.

A Funeral Service in memory of Dick will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:00 am with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 201 W. Blodgett Street, Marshfield, WI, with Father Sedlacek officiating. Those who so desire may make donations in memory of Dick to Operation Gratitude (operationgratitude.com), which sends care packages to U.S. service members who are deployed overseas.
Published in The Journal on Sept. 8, 2017
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