MARSHFIELD

Robert ‘Whistle’ Rudolph Sr.

April 14, 1946 - Oct. 31, 2007

Robert "Whistle" Rudolph 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 Ortman) Rudolph.

Whistle attended school in Waterford. He and Lila Gainer were married January 1966 in Mukwonago. She preceded him in death. He farmed most of his life. He enjoyed his kids, his grandchildren, and truck and tractor pulls.

Whistle is survived by his children, Robert (Debra) Rudolph Jr. of Unity, Jodie (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.

A visitation and funeral service were held Monday, Nov. 5, at Maurina Funeral Home, 203 N. Fourth St., Abbotsford. The Rev. Andrew Hinwood officiated.

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