Alfred Heinrich Rudolph
1932 - 2021
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Alfred Heinrich Rudolph passed away peacefully at home on April 2nd, 2021. He was born in Guntershausen, Germany on January 9th, 1932, and immigrated to America on what he liked to call "the banana boat" in 1951. He served in the US Army from 1953-1955, stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. After his honorable discharge, he married Anne in 1962 and raised their children, Linda and Peter, in Hawthorne, New York. The family moved to Bayfield in 1976, where Al built their family home and worked as a master cabinet maker, and later as a La Plata county building inspector.

Al and Anne were happily married for 59 years. He is survived by his wife Anne, sister-in-law Ruth (husband Herb) Grommeck, his children Linda (husband Chris) Stephens, and Peter (wife Lynne) Rudolph, and his beloved grandchildren Jennifer, Jonathan, and Jacob Rudolph, and Jane and Ella Stephens. His siblings, Helwig Rudolph and Helga Brietschwerst, reside in Germany.

A service will be held at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Bayfield, at 10:00 am on April 7th, 2021, followed by a memorial service at Pine River Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to the Rudolph residence following the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Al's name to the Visiting Angels Foundation.

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Published in Pine River Times on Apr. 5, 2021.
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Calvary Presbyterian Church
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April 11, 2021
Martin Farley
Friend
April 10, 2021
Dear Anne, Linda, Peter,
I am so sad to hear of Fred’s passing. I have such fond memories of conversations with him and time spent with all of you as neighbors long ago. You are all in my prayers, thoughts, and heart. Much love. Sincerely, Cyndie
Cyndie (Barker) McKinney
Neighbor
April 9, 2021
Dear Anne,
Susan and I are so saddened to hear of Al's passing. Your smiles and gentle kindness have always been a highlight of comradery at Durango Lodge #507 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and I will remember with great fondness attending Lodge meetings with Al, Leroy, and Dan -- the Three Musketeers, always advocating for dignity and tradition at our Lodge. Al was not just a good Elk, he was calm and extraordinarily professional in his work as a Building Inspector, he had such a blessed attitude, demonstrated with warm wit and humor, and he was simply a good man, and he was a gift to those who's lives he touched -- as are you, Dear Lady. May Al's wellspring of goodness shine a bright light over the sadness we all feel with his passing, and encourage all of us to be as good a soul.
With love,
Dav and Susan Armstrong
Davitt M. Armstrong
Friend
April 7, 2021
Dear Anne,
we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the death of Alfred. We are also very sad and think of you.
We were informed by phone from Susi Anderson on April 3rd and think back fondly on our visits to Bayfield and your visits to Germany. We have many memories of the excursions together, the meetings with Resi and Herbert Fieberling in Bayfield and Colorado Springs. We are grateful for the hospitality and the loving care with you.
We will not forget Fredy, a good, honest and friendly person, nice that we got to know him.
Edith and Helmut Lotz - Fuldabrueck-Germany
Edith and Helmut Lotz
Family
April 6, 2021
Alfred was a loving and very sweet friend , he was a joy to just about everyone who knew him, we will miss you Alfred and you will aways be in our hearts. Love & never forgotten,.. Joe & Lucille Martinez
Joe & Lucille Martinez
Friend
April 6, 2021
Al was one of my favorite people at the Pine River Senior Center. I remember his jokes when talking to him at lunchtimes. And his get up for Halloween was hysterical. Al gave us volunteers a good laugh and his jokes were always so gentle. Our Bayfield community has lost a beloved member. Anne, you are deeply in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Curtis
Acquaintance
April 6, 2021
Anne, I am so sorry to hear of Al's passing. I am praying for you and the family for strength in the coming weeks .
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Christine Baldwin-Morris
Family
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