Diane S. Rudolph

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Diane S. Rudolph, 65

St. Wendel, Minnesota

April 30, 1949 ~ May 15, 2014

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 19, 2014 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church at St. Wendel, MN for Diane Shirley Rudolph age 65 of St. Wendel who died with her family at her side, at the St. Cloud Hospital on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The Reverend Alfred Stangl, will be the celebrant.  Burial will be in the St. Columbkille Parish Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MN, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday morning.

Parish Prayers will be at 5:00 P.M. and Christian Women will pray at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MN.

Diane was born on April 30, 1949, at Holdingford, MN, the daughter of Richard and Clara (Stiller) Dickhausen. She attended District 4 School through the 8th Grade and then attended Holdingford High School graduating in 1967.  She then worked for Minco in St. Stephen, MN.  She was united marriage on May 16, 1971, to Jerome Rudolph at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole, MN.  Two children were born to this union.

Diane had her own painting business for many years, prior working in food service for St. Benedict Monastery and later for College of St. Benedict.  She had just retired on April 30, 2014.

She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, and biking.  She treasured living a natural and healthy lifestyle.  Diane was a very loving and caring person having been a caregiver for her mother and others in her family. Her husband, children, grandchildren and family were the most important things to her. She was also very close to her pets and fostered and adopted many until new owners could be found.

Diane was a long time member of St. Columbkille Parish, and its Christian Women's organization and also Eagles Aerie # 622 Auxiliary of St. Cloud.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother Jerome Dickhausen, one sister Rita Hann and her brother-in-law Edward Rudolph.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years; Jerome of St. Wendel, her children; Paul (Kimberly) and Teresa Rudolph both of St. Cloud, five grandchildren; Nathan, Noelle, Tyler, Amanda and Joshua, her brother and sisters, Jeanette Baron, St. Paul; Irene (Bob) Ohmann, Albany; Bill Dickhausen, St. Joseph; Linda Dickhausen, St. Joseph; and Gloria (Kurt) Schackman, Avon, other relatives and many friends.

The family extends a special thanks to St. Cloud Hospital and to her Oncology nurse Lynna who help during the last few hours.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 17, 2014
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