Karl C. Rudolph

Nov. 7, 1943 - Sept. 6, 2009

Karl C. Rudolph of Mukwonago passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was 65 years old.

Karl was born in Waukesha on Nov. 7, 1943, the son of Forrest and Hazel (nee Ortmann) Rudolph.

On July 20, 1968, he married Barbara Meinen at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mukwonago. Karl was a retiree of MetalTek in Waukesha, and enjoyed spending time at various Wisconsin casinos with his wife and family.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his children, Teresa (Greg) Martin of Randolph, Brian Rudolph of East Troy and Rachel (Donnie) Foster of Mukwonago; his grandchildren, Brittany, Samantha, Jake, Kaylyn and Crystal; his brothers, Dennis (Darlene), Conrad (Karen), Greg (Becky), Gene (Sue), Scott (Connie), Tom (Kathy) and Gerald; his sisters, Judy (Eugene) Coggon, Patricia Horner and Darlene (Ted) Ahrendt; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Forest Jr.; two sisters, Sherla Menger and Barbara Ann Rudolph; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Rudolph; and two brothers-in-law, Ralph Horner and Melvin Menger.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 315 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 211 Main St., Mukwonago. The Rev. Suellen Myers will officiate. Interment to follow at Oak Knoll Cemetery.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at