Rudolph “Rudy” Laudal, 84, Stephen, died Friday, April 8, 2005 at the Kittson Memorial Nursing Home in Hallock.
Rudolph Laudal was born Dec. 17, 1920 at Donaldson, the son of Torvold and Regina Laudal. He was a life long resident of the Stephen area where he attended school.
Rudy served in the US Army during WWII from Dec. 14, 1942 – Oct. 23, 1945. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Central Europe as a tank crewman earning the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars and the Purple Heart on July 15, 1945.
On Feb. 2, 1950, he was united in marriage to Norma Jean Hageman. They made their home in Stephen. During his career, he enjoyed working as a machine operator in road construction and welding until he retired.
He was a member of the Argyle American Legion for over 50 years and the 49er’s Union.
Rudy enjoyed gardening, woodworking, playing cards and spending as much time as possible visiting with his family and friends.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 55 years, Jea;, two sons; Terry (Sue) Laudal, West Chester, Pa.; and Scott Laudal, Stephen; four grandchildren; Donna Westmoreland, Auburn Hills, Mich.; Tabitha Laudal, Stephen; Hollie Laudal, Boulder, Colo.; and Brad Laudal, West Chester, Pa.; one great-grandchild, Aaron Pomaville, Auburn Hills, Mich.; brother, Art Laudal, Stephen, and over 200 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; George Laudal and Stanley Laudal and five sisters; Borghild Fredericks, Gladys Seger, Thora McGlynn, Ruth Pagnac and Helen Jones.
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