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AGE: 77


ADDRESS: 540 E. Taylor Street, Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:38 PM Saturday, March 22 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau where she had resided for the past 10 days


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 PM Saturday, March 29 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford


OFFICIATING: Rev. Grant Brown


INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery II


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 12 Noon until the time of services at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 29


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 14, 1936 at Chicago, IL


EDUCATION: Chicago elementary schools, and was a 1954 graduate of Westboro High School; She attended UW – Eau Claire


MARRIAGE: 1st: To Byron Engstrom and they were later divorced; 2nd: August 12, 1967 at Burke, SD to Roy A. Rudolph and he preceded her in death April 6, 1999


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: She worked as a bookkeeper at the Taylor County Commission on Aging until her retirement. She co-owned and operated Roy’s Coin Laundry in Medford from 1978 – 2012. She enjoyed crocheting, bowling, reading, gardening, ethnic cooking, animals and spending time with her family.


MEMBER OF: various Woman’s Bowling leagues


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Denise (Tom) Ertl of Wausau & Cheryl (Tom) Raether of Minneapolis, MN
Sons – Allen Rudolph of Williston, ND & Bryce (Danette) Rudolph of Medford


6 GRANDCHILDREN – Melissa (Aaron) Aebly of Wausau, Joseph (Rebecca) Ertl of Minneapolis, Emily (fiancée Justin Reidt) Ertl of Wausau, Mary Raether of Minneapolis, Andy Raether of Las Vegas, NV, Hannah Rudolph of Williston, ND


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Marcella Kokes of Bella Vista, AR






DECEASED MOTHER: Mildred Moravek


PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Gentle Hearts Boarding Kennel, Medford
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