Sigurd R. Rudser
1938 - 2021
BORN
February 26, 1938
DIED
January 26, 2021

Sigurd R. Rudser

WEST SALEM -- Sigurd R. Rudser, 82, of West Salem passed away at his home Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. He was born in La Crosse, Feb. 26, 1938, to Melvin and Kaia (Christopherson) Rudser and grew up in rural Viroqua. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957, until his honorable discharge in 1959.

On Feb. 26, 1966, he married Marilyn Kleinsmith in Zion Lutheran Church, rural Viroqua. Sig had worked as a teacher, as well as for General Motors, Badger Corrugating for many years and Brenengen Auto Group. He and Marilyn had lived in Janesville, Onalaska, Bangor and West Salem.

Sigurd was a member of the Sons of Norway, First Lutheran Church in Onalaska and the La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen. He enjoyed golfing and playing cards.

In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he is survived by a granddaughter, Kierra Randall; a grandson, Jake Rudser; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Rudser, all of Port Washington, Wis.; a sister, Sonja (Lloyd) Olson of Onalaska; a brother, Marion (Carol) Rudser of Viroqua; along with a sister-in-law, Rita (Leonard) Klahn of La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kevin March 21, 2020; one brother; and two sisters. With Kevin's passing, Sig's heart was broken.

Due to COVID concerns, a private service will be held. Burial with military honors will be held in spring at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Viroqua. Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services of Onalaska is assisting the family. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.



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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Feb. 14, 2021.
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So sorry to hear the news. I don’t have your address to send a card, but want to express my sympathy. Sending love, Ardelle
Ardelle Doering
Family
February 22, 2021
So sorry to hear about your husband Marilyn. It´s hard to lose your partner after so many years. Maybe after all this virus abates, we´ll see each other at the Heider center...take care, Nancy
Nancy Jo Sutton
February 18, 2021
Marilyn, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sig could always carry on a good conversation. Hope you are doing well.
Kathy Zillmer
Friend
February 18, 2021
sorry to hear of Sigs passing. RIP
Dalton Goss
Acquaintance
February 17, 2021
Our sympathies to Marilyn and all family members. We always enjoyed visiting with Sig. He will be missed.
Larry and Vicki Johnson
Friend
February 16, 2021
Rest In Peace my friend. I will pray that peace can soon find its´ way back into Marilyn´s heart and life. You were always a great role model to me. Thank you-
Tom Helgeson
February 16, 2021
So sorry for your loss. We have lots of fond memories of Sig. We'll miss him.
Anne & Joe Formanek
Neighbor
February 14, 2021
So sorry to hear of Sigs passing. Prayers for you Marilyn. Always an interesting guy to visit with.
Ron Kendhammer
February 14, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Sig was such a kind man with such a good sense of humor. Willard & I so enjoyed visiting with him. Our love & sympathy to you, Marilyn & all the family.
Helen Halverson
February 14, 2021
Our sympathies to Marilyn and Sig's family at this sad time. God bless.
Pat and Ken Komperud
February 14, 2021
Marilyn so sorry to hear about Sigurd passing and we had not heard about Kevin. They were both special people.
LeRoy and Diane Alseth
February 14, 2021
Marilyn, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on Sigurd's death.
Paul Taylor
Friend
February 14, 2021
I’m saddened by the passing of this dear man, Marilyn. We had many good conversations in person and on the phone, especially after I had rejoined the Coulee Chordsmen ! And I always enjoyed the times seeing you both out and about taking in musical presentations. He truly was a lover of good music, among all the other attributes! I will miss him. RIP friend Sig❤.
Doug Huggett
Friend
February 11, 2021
Marilyn,
So very sorry to hear of Sig’s passing! Sending prayers your way for comfort & peace! Cherish the wonderful memories as you hold him close to your heart!
Bob/Pat Lemke
Acquaintance
February 8, 2021
Sig you are missed. You will forever be a part of me. I love you always.
With Love, your twin sister, Sonja
Sonja Olson
Brother
February 3, 2021
My sympathy to Maryilyn, a classmate and friend, and to his family, and friends. He will be missed .
Corrine Abegglen
Corrine Abegglen
Friend
February 3, 2021
R.I.P. Sig. You were a great guy. Sorry for your loss .
Steve Bell
February 1, 2021
We will always remember Uncle Sig for his sense of humor, love of conversation, and joy of singing. He was a kind hearted, wonderful man who will be missed. ❤
Tammy & Gary Glotz
Family
January 31, 2021
Uncle Sig had quite a sense of humor, that’s what we’re going to miss the most. It will be so different not hearing his jokes and teasing when we’re together. Grief can be so hard, but we’ll treasure those special memories to help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Shelly & Tim, Skylar, Austin, Treytan, and Aubrya Stalsberg
Shelly Stalsberg
Family
January 31, 2021
Marilyn. So very sorry to hear about Sig passing. I enjoyed his corny jokes and the pleasant banter. He loved his family, and his country. I know he's smiling now and at peace with his Savior, and with his beloved Kevin. Bob and I will keep you in our prayers. With love, Susie and Bob Ropiak.
Susie Ropiak
January 31, 2021
We were so sad to hear that Uncle Sigurd had passed away. He was a wonderful man and i have so many great memories from over the years. Prayers to you for peace and comfort during this sad time. Sending our deepest condolences and love.
Amy and Nate Jorgensen
Family
January 30, 2021
Marilyn, I was so shocked and saddened when I heard that Sig had passed away. You have my deepest sympathy!
Darlene Lassig
Friend
January 30, 2021
Sig will be missed. He was a very nice old guy and loved to visit and tell his neighbor he was going to have a better lawn then they had. RIP Sig. I will take care of the flowers in back.
Sharon Johnson
Neighbor
January 28, 2021