Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Will Haman* and Lena Haman*, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kiedaisch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Will Heldt and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Guritz and family, Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Hoevet and family, Mr. and Mrs. Will Reichers and family, Mr. and Mrs. August Guritz, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Junker, Aug. Kiedaisch, Mrs. Arthur Rudolph, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Miller, Mrs. Charles Rudolph.
Mrs. Rudolph received many lovely gifts. At 5:30 all departed wishing her many more happy birthdays. A Guest.
* NOTE -- The "Haman" family name that appears in this article was more commonly spelled "Hamman" in other articles.
She leaves to mourn her passing three children, Mrs. Bernice Hoevet, Arthur Rudolph and Mrs. Vernon Miller, all of Lowell.
The remains will lie in state at the Sheets funeral home from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, when services will be held at the funeral home. Interment will be made in Lake Prairie cemetery beside her husband.
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In infancy she was baptized in the German Methodist church near Cook, Ind. On April 6, 1884, at St. John's church in Washington Township, Will County, Ill., she was confirmed by Rev. G. Koch. In later years she held membership in Evang. and Reform St. Lucas church of Beecher, Ill.
On Jan. 15, 1890, she gave her hand in marriage to Charles Rudolph and until his passing on Jan. 6, 1919, they lived on farms near Lowell and Beecher. This union was graced with the following children: Henry, who died at the age of 2, Bernice (Mrs. Ed Hoevet), Arthur, Sylvia, now Mrs. Vernon Miller. Besides these children who will feel the loss of a dear and loving mother, the following grandchildren will miss a devoted grandmother: Jean Hoevet, now the wife of S/Sgt. Bruce Jacques of Shreveport, La., Harriet Hoevet, Clayton Hoevet, Phyllis Anne Miller. One grandson, Lemar Hoevet, preceded her in death in 1918. There is also a little great granddaughter, Sharon Lee Jacques.
After her husband's death she maintained a home in Lowell for a period of years, but in more recent years has been tenderly cared for in the homes of her children. At the home of Mrs. Vernon Miller, her younger daughter, she slipped quietly away from earthly friends in the early morning of May 1, 1945, having attained the age of 74 years, 5 months and 25 days.
A younger brother, Henry Darger, preceded her in death in 1930. In her father's second family, there were the following children: her half sisters and half brothers, Emma Darger, who died as a young lady; Mrs. Dora Mackey of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Mrs. Bertha Maidl, deceased; Mrs. Freda Ellis, deceased; Lew, John, Walter of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Will of Cave Junction, Oregon; Fred, and two who died in infancy.
Mrs. Rudolph was a great lover of flowers and her windows in the winter and her garden in summer always gave ample proof of her keen enjoyment of them as well as her success in their cultivation. In recent years her inability to get about as actively as formerly resulted in her doing much hand work with her needle, at which she was an expert. And many a friend and relative possess proof of her generosity with her handiwork.
Mrs. Rudolph will be remembered for her cheerful disposition and kindly wit; and all those qualities which made her a good neighbor and kindly friend endeared her to a large circle of cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends, who, as well as the above mentioned immediate members of the family, will know the loss of a truly good woman.
Memorial service, largely attended by friends and relatives, was held at the Sheets chapel at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Horst of Beecher. Interment was made beside her husband in the family lot in the Lake Prairie cemetery, in charge of Kenneth Sheets.
The pall bearers, all cousins and life-time friends of Mrs. Rudolph, were as follows: Herman Guritz, August Guritz, William Guritz, Ernest Junker, Herman Ohlenkamp, and Vern Ohlenkamp.
The following attended the service from a distance: John and Walter Darger and Mrs. Dora Mackey, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Mrs. Bruce Jacques and daughter of Shreveport, La; Mrs. Minnie Winkler of Chicago.
Card of Thanks
We are deeply thankful for and appreciative of the many kindnesses of all friends and relatives during the recent loss of our mother and grandmother, Mrs. Louisa Rudolph.
Mrs. Bernice Hoevet and Family
S/Sgt. and Mrs. Bruce Jacques
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rudolph
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Miller and Family
Go to Louisa Rudolph, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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