Rudolph "Rudy" Paul Ourada, age 88, of Reedsville, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Manor Care in Appleton.
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Rudy was born on April 28, 1924 in Marathon County, son of the late James and Mary (Tikalsky) Ourada. On May 10, 1946, he married Cecelia Frisch at St. John's in Antigo, WI. Rudy & Cel operated Rudy's Café in Antigo for many years. In 1972, they moved to Reedsville, and Rudy became a chef at Kabat's Country Garden. He was also employed by the Reedsville Public School District and Hamilton Industries. Rudy was a member of the Amvets, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and Holy Family Parish. He was also an avid Packer and Brewer fan.
Survivors include his wife: Cecelia (Frisch) Ourada of Reedsville; Their Children: Marlene & Steve Schultz of Hayward, Mike & Helen Ourada of Merrill, Katie & Bill Helphrey of Menasha, Barb & Larry Bauknecht of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Jan & Bill Behnke of Reedsville, John & Penny Ourada of Merrill, Joan & Mike Zipperer of Reedsville, Pat Ourada of Reedsville, Dave & Sue Ourada of Manitowoc, Paul & Brenda Ourada of Reedsville, and Lori & Chris Rabideau of Katy, Texas; 27 Grandchildren; 42 Great Grandchildren and one on the way; One Sister and brother-in-law: Vi & Gene Zueske; five sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Rudy was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Darlene, a son Jack, a great-grandson Jackson, brothers, sisters and other in-laws.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Holy Family Parish in Brillion with the Rev. Timothy Brandt officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Reedsville. Military Rites will be accorded by the AmVets Post 1032 of Reedsville.
Friends may call at Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14. Deacon Steve Letourneaux will lead a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. The visitation will continue at the church on Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up in Rudy's name.
The Ourada family would like to thank St. Mary's Village, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Manor Care, Heartland Hospice, and Bellin Health for the great care given to Rudy.
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Nov. 13, 2012