MARSHFIELD

Robert ‘Whistle’ Rudolph Spencer Sr.

April 14, 1946 - Oct. 31, 2007

Robert "Whistle" Rudolph Spencer Sr. died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He was born April 14, 1946, in Waukesha, to Forest and Hazel (nee Ohman) Anderson.

Whistle attended school in Waterford. He and Lila Gainer were married January 1966 in Mukwonago. She preceded him in death. He farmed and worked for Trent Tube Co. He enjoyed his kids, his grandchildren, and truck and tractor pulls.

Whistle is survived by his children, Robert (Debra) Rudolph Jr. of Unity, Jody (Art) Muzich of Waukesha, Duane (Crystal) Rudolph of Medford, Julie (Matthew) Miller of Watertown, Katrena Rudolph of East Troy and Joseph Rudolph of Dorchester; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his siblings, Sherla, Gerald, Judy (Eugene), Karl (Barb), Patricia, Conrad (Karen), Tom (Kathie) Gene (Sue), Greg (Becky), Dennis (Darlene), Darlene (Ted) and Scott (Connie).

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother and one sister.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service Monday, Nov. 5, at Maurina Funeral Home, 203 N. Fourth St., Abbotsford. The Rev. Andrew Hinwood will officiate.

Maurina/Community Funeral Home, (715) 223-3872, is assisting the family.