Dennis Paul Rudolf “Rudy”, 72, Bowdle, SD died Wednesday January 27, 2021 at the St. Luke’s Avera Hospital in Aberdeen, SD. His good old heart wore out
Dennis was born June 19, 1948 at Bismarck, ND the son of Paul Edwin Rudolf and Irene (Heupel) Rudolf of rural McIntosh County. He grew up on the farm and attended a few years of country school and graduated from the Wishek High School in 1966. He attended college in Ellendale until being drafted.
He entered the US Marine Corp, serving in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged as Lieutenant Corporal. We were so very proud of him.
His life was spent driving over the road trucking and custom combining. Hs enjoyed truck stop diners, playing pinocle with his family and enjoyed German food. He made many friends over his life time.
He is survived by his brother Curtis (Mary Beth) Rudolf, Mandan, ND; sister Lois (her friend, Jon Lindberg) Humann, Jamestown, ND; nephews, Philip (Cristen Voeltz) Humann, Moorhead, MN, Michael Humann, Fargo, ND, niece, Mindy(Andy) Wachter, and children, Ryker and Haddie, Burnsville, MN; 1 uncle, Elmer Heupel, Spring Hills, FL; many cousins; 2 special friends, Janet Wipf, his personal secretary, Aldeen Sundmeier, a fellow OTR driver
He was preceded in death by his parents, step father, Daniel Just, brother-in-law, Gordon Humann.
Graveside service will be planned for in the spring at St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery in Wishek, ND.
His phone ending “Well, OK then dear” will forever be in my heart.
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