Donald Rudolph

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:30 pm

Donald Rudolph, 94, of Arlington, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church at 1725 Washington Prairie Rd., rural Decorah, with Rev. Jenny Edinger presiding. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was after 10 a.m., Monday, at the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church

Don was born in Antigo, Wis. Jan. 30, 1922, to Mabel and Earl Rudolph, the second son in a family that had been there since the earliest years of the town. His early childhood years were spent in Antigo, where he excelled in tennis and golf and worked in the family’s general store. While attending college at the University of Minnesota he enlisted in the Civil Service during WWII and served throughout the war years. Donald married Lucile Winger in March of 1950. Coming back to Minnesota, he began his career with Sears, Roebuck, and Co., working in Minneapolis, Minn., Oshkosh, Wis. and Lawton, Okla., before beginning new careers in the investments and chemical industries in Oklahoma and Texas.

Don is survived by his sons, Robert of Houston, Texas and Jon of Pantego, Texas; and daughter and husband, Vicki and Paul Williams of Houston, Texas; as well as a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lucile (Terri) Rudolph; his parents, Earl and Mabel Rudolph; and his only brother and wife, Verne and Dorothy Rudolph.

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