MARGARET A. RUDNICK, age 85, of Thorp, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital, in Eau Claire, on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. Rev. Madanu Sleeva Raju will officiate and burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Mike Rudnick, Riley Rudnick, David Rudnick, Hunter Rudnick, Matthew Rudnick, Nathan Rudnick, Jonathan Rudnick and Jason Pogodzinski. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Rudnick, Amy Gunderson, Becky Eisenberger, Stacy Pogodzinski, Kailey Rudnick, Maggie Wrobel and Sheena Pogodzinski. Visitation will be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 9:30am until time of service, with a rosary service beginning at 10:45am.
Margaret Ann Peerboom was born on July 11, 1928 in Danvers, MN, the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Fennell) Peerboom. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at area schools. Margaret was united in marriage to Lawrence L. Rudnick on September 28, 1948 in Danvers, MN. She drove school bus and farmed with her husband near Anamoose, ND until 1960, at which time they moved to a farm in the Town of Roosevelt, rural Thorp. In 1981, they sold the farm to their son, Donald, and moved to a small home in the Town of Taft.
She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Margaret had many interests and hobbies, but especially loved being with her family, gardening, flowers, cooking, baking, she was known for her homemade buns which she made for her grandchildren's weddings, and babysitting for anyone who would ask her.
She will be dearly missed by her children: Donald (Sue) Rudnick of Thorp; Peggy (Rick) Wrobel of Stanley; Carol Rudnick of Thorp; Rodney (Kris) Rudnick of Stanley; Nancy (Russ) Pogodzinski of Cadott; Lawrence Rudnick, Jr. of Thorp; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren on the way; 5 siblings: Marie (Sylvester) Muehlbauer of Danvers, MN, Anne Geyer of Benson, MN, Jim (Donna) Peerboom of Rockford, IL, Elaine Schultz of Benson, MN, Rose Banister of Starbuck, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and her favorite companion, "Tinky."
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence, on January 20, 2008; one daughter: Cynthia Rudnick on December 31, 1981; one sister: Gladys Hoberg; and 2 brothers: Bill and John Peerboom.