William M. Rudolph, age 86, of Cayuga, formerly of Medford, died on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at his home. He was born on April 25, 1927 in Medford, the son of William H. and Clara (Bolz) Rudolph. His early life and schooling were in Medford. William was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. On May 28, 1953 he married Mildred Niemi in Ogema. William worked as a mechanic at Frischman Motors in Medford in his younger years and then owned and operated the Medford Standard-Amoco Station for 25 years. The couple moved to Cayuga after their retirement in 1980. William was a member of the Medford and Glidden VFW and American Legion Posts. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and enjoyed trips to Canada and camping.
He is survived by:
his wife Mildred of Cayuga
Winnie Rudolph of Medford
Lillian Miller of Oshkosh
Kathleen (John) Kloehn of Minocqua
and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son William, and (2)brothers: Roy and Melvin Rudolph.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 11:00am from the Glidden VFW Hall. Rev. Stanley Bahn will officiate. Military Honors will follow under the auspices of the Glidden VFW Post.
A visitation will be held at the VFW Hall on Saturday from 10:00am until the hour of the service.
Burial will take place at 1:00pm on Monday May 6 at Evergreen Cemetery in Medford.
The Novitzke Funeral Home in Park Falls is assisting the family.