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Kenneth Kiehn Rudolph

April 28, 1918 ~ August 15, 2017 (age 99)

Kenneth K. Rudolph, age 99, of Annandale died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Buffalo Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Annandale United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary Keen officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale and one hour prior to the service, Saturday, at the church.

Kenneth Kiehn Rudolph was born April 28, 1918 at the family farm in South Haven to Cecil and Martha (Kiehn) Rudolph. He grew up in rural South Haven and graduated from Annandale High School with the Class of 1936; they were the first class to go all the way through school in the 1922 building. On October 16, 1943, he was united in marriage to Sadie LeNora Schultz at the Annandale United Methodist Church. Together, they farmed and raised their family in rural South Haven. Kenneth also supported his family as a carpenter.

Kenneth was extremely active in the community. He was a member of Annandale United Methodist Church, served as a Sunday School Superintendent, served on the bi-district camp board for a church camp near Spicer and was on the Wright County Historical Society Board for five years. Kenneth volunteered at Pioneer Park, was the Annandale Community Band Director for 17 years and played in the St. Cloud Municipal Band for 50 years. He was instrumental in procuring the Annandale community portable stage which bears the Rudolph name. Kenneth was known for his scroll saw work and the over 200 caps that he knit. In 1998, Kenneth was recognized for his contributions to the community in being named Wright County Senior Citizen of the Year.

Kenneth is survived by his daughters and son Shirley Bruns of Annandale, Diane (George) Jensen of Melrose and Keith Rudolph (Barb Zeches) of Eagan; five grandchildren Brent (Sharon) Bruns, Bryan (Tracy) Bruns, Becki (John) Kelly, Ross (Melissa) Jensen and Kevin Jensen; and 11 great grandchildren Derek (Melissa) Bruns, Riley (Alec) Fournier, Adam Bruns, Jack, Cody and Bailey Kelly, Hailey, Kendal, Nicole, Sadie and Layla Jensen. He is preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Martha Rudolph; wife Sadie Rudolph; son-in-law Dwayne Bruns; and great grandchild Tyler Jensen.

The pallbearers will be Brent Bruns, Bryan Bruns, Becki Kelly, Ross Jensen, Kevin Jensen and Derek Bruns. Tracy Bruns and Riley Fournier will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
August 18, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale Chapel
Pleasant Ave N. and Park St. E.
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

Visitation
Saturday
August 19, 2017

12:30 PM to 1:25 PM
Annandale United Methodist Church
250 Oak Avenue North
Annandale, Minnesota 55302

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 19, 2017

1:30 PM
Annandale United Methodist Church
250 Oak Avenue North
Annandale, Minnesota 55302


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