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Randolph "Randy" H. Rudes, 66, of Martin, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, May 21, 2013, while playing golf at Chippewa Golf Course in Curtice, Ohio. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on January 13, 1947, to George H. and Marion H. (Bringe) Rudes. Randy married Paulette M. Oberhaus in Williston, Ohio, on March 8, 1968, and she preceded him in death on December 10, 2009.
Randy had worked for Chrysler Corp. for 40 years, starting on the manufacturing line at the Perrysburg Machining Plant and working his way up to an executive position at Chrysler World Headquarters in Pontiac, MI. After his retirement he worked for three years at Genoa Bank, retiring in 2012. Randy enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, and playing pool with his friends and family. And as he always said, "I hit a home run once."
Survivors of Randy include his daughters, Angie Jimerson, Laurie (Doug) Dangler, MD, Abigail (Jeremy) King, and Lindsey (Tom) Milam, mother, Marion H. Rudes; grandchildren, Greg, Tim, Becca, Nick, Evan, and Sarah; sisters, Connie (John) Moore, Amy (Marty) Sutter, and his lady-friend, Peggy Streight. He was preceded in death by his father, George Rudes; wife, Paulette Rudes, and sister, Jaquelyn Rudes.
A funeral service for Randy will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Zion United Methodist Church, 2212 N. Benton Main St., Elliston, Ohio. Visitation will be in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa, OH 43430, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Interment will be in the Allen Township Cemetery, Williston, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions for Randy, to be directed to ROC On (Run Over Cancer), 5606 Alston Grove Dr., Westerville, OH 43082; or the Genoa Area Music Boosters Scholarship Fund, c/o Jean Holcombe, at Genoa, Bank, 801 Main St., Genoa, OH 43430. Online condolences may be shared with the family at
Robinson Walker Funeral Home
501 West Street
Genoa, OH 43430
Published in Toledo Blade on May 24, 2013