Dolores ‘Sparky’ Rudorf, 95


Dolores Josephine ‘Sparky’ Rudorf, 95, formerly of Big Cedar Lake, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Santa Fe, N.M. Sparky was born on Oct. 10, 1917, in Slinger, the oldest daughter of 14 children of Arthur and Anna (Stuettgen) Duehning.

Preceding her in death were her parents, 11 of her brothers and sisters, and her husband of 61 years, Sigurd “Sig” Karlheinz Rudorf.

Surviving Sparky are her two children, a son in Arizona and a daughter in Santa Fe, N.M., one brother and two sisters in Slinger, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving Sparky are her five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


In the spring, family and friends will gather to scatter Sig’s and Sparky’s ashes together.

Anyone feeling compelled to honor Sig and Sparky should consider planting a tree in their memory. They would appreciate that loving gesture.