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Rudolph J. Rudy Slivon
1925 - 2014
Rudolph J. Rudy Slivon, 88, of Kenosha died on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Brookside Care Center.
Born on June 15, 1925, in the Village of Petrovice, Czechoslovakia, he was the son of the late George and Barbara (Midas) Slivon. Rudy immigrated to the United States on Feb. 4, 1938. His family settled in Racine, Wis.
On Aug. 15, 1953, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Mary Jurik.
Rudy worked for the Civil Service Army Ordinance as a test driver of M24 and M36 army tanks. He then worked for American Motors for over 20 years, retiring in 1974.
He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and served his parish as an usher.
Rudy was an all-around handyman who enjoyed automotive repair and carpentry. He considered himself an environmentalist and enjoyed listening to accordion music. He was extremely proud of his Slovak ethnic heritage, its music, its history and especially its food. Rudy enjoyed natures beauty. He especially enjoyed sunbathing.
In his final chapter of life, at Brookside Care Center, he developed a love for things he never experienced such as playing bingo, going on fishing trips, trying out new restaurants and other activities.
Rudy is loved and survived by his wife of sixty years, Mary Slivon; his children, Linda Marquardt, George (Lynn) Slivon, and Sandy (Steven Dunn) Slivon. He is further survived by five grandchildren, Chris, Rachel, Jessica, Sarah and Elizabeth.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Kyano; and two siblings in infancy.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014, beginning with a prayer service at 9:15 a.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 2223 51st Street. Private interment will take place in St .George Cemetery. A visitation for Rudy will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 22, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a parish prayer vigil at
The Slivon family would like to make a special acknowledgement and thank you to the Entire Staff at Brookside Care Center for making Rudys final months of life memorable.
Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3720 39th Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
Online Condolences at www.piasecki-althaus.com
Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home
3720 39th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53144
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on May 20, 2014