Dear Adrian, Carla and Nora, So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, please accept our heartfelt condolences. We didn't know he was still living in St. Louis and thought he went to live with one of you.
We spent lovely times with him and your mother and would have loved to hear more of their stories. He leaves a precious legacy in his three children and grandchildren, a legacy of love and devotion. Hugs for all of you, Frank and Maria Kellam
Dear Carla, Nora and Adrian,
We offer condolences on your father's passing, and look forward to attending the memorial at the ice rink. What a wonderful and fitting tribute to a man who spent many happy hours on the ice, and inspired all three of you to lace up your skates at a young age and excel at speed skating.
My memories of your dad are mostly of his quiet manner, in direct opposition to Anke's feisty and animated nature. If opposites do attract, your parents are a perfect example of it! I remember your parents playing tennis at Blackburn Park on Sunday mornings while we huffed and puffed through long runs at cross country practice (or at least I huffed and puffed - Adrian and Carla were much better runners than me).
I never realized your dad had achieved thirty different patents during his work at Petrolite. What an acoomplishment - and my guess is that in his quiet, unassuming way he never bragged or boasted of it.
Here's to Rudy and a well-lived life!
Carla, I was saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He was a kind and gentle man and he will be missed.
Although we had not seen Rudy in a long time, we remembered him and always spoke of him so fondly. His stories about skating long distances on the Dutch canals kept us entertained as we skated in little circles at the Brentwood rink. We will definitely attend the skating session and reception in memory of Rudy.
Linda and Jerry Koenig
I had the pleasure of knowing Rudy thru skating. His stories of skating the canals in the Netherlands always facinated me. We have missed him at Coffee Club. In his memory I will restart my desire to skate the canals before I wear out my new knees. Gene Schwach
I am so sad to hear of Rudy's passing. He was one of the kindest, nicest people I have ever known. I worked with Rudy at Petrolite and always enjoyed him and his smiling face. I also skated with him at Brentwood at lunch many years ago. He will always be one of my most favorite persons. God bless him and Anke who was also very sweet.