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Obituary for Donald A. "Rudy" Rudolph
Obituary for Donald A. �Rudy� Rudolph Donald A. �Rudy� Rudolph, age 83, from Bicknell passed away peacefully on Monday August 29, 2016 at Willow Manor. �Rudy� was born May 4, 1933 to Todd Rudolph and Jane (Brower) Pontet in Strabane, Pennsylvania. Rudy moved to Indiana with his mother when he was 14. He joined the Navy following high school and served as a sonar operator during the Korean Conflict. On February 16, 1957 he married Linda Brand and they shared 59 great years together. They lived the majority of their married lives in Brazil, where they raised their two children. Rudy was an extremely talented artist. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Art Institute and worked as a graphic designer at Bemis in Terre Haute for 35 years. Rudy loved, and excelled at, a variety of shooting sports. He participated in archery, skeet, trap, and handgun shooting tournaments throughout his life. In 1970, Rudy won the Indiana state outdoor archery tournament and placed third nationally in the �Open Barebow� division. Rudy�s additional accomplishments shooting firearms included winning the Illinois metallic silhouette target shooting (handguns) competition in 1979 and being selected in 1998 as part of the veteran team representing Indiana in regional (trap shooting) competitions. Rudy is survived by his wife Linda, his two children, Donald L. Rudolph (Vincennes) and Kathy Lynn Miller (Arizona), two grandsons Cody M. Rudolph and Chad Okulovich, two great grandsons, three great granddaughters, and brother Harry. Rudy was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother-in-law Sam Brand, and grandson Kyle Rudolph. The family will receive friends Wednesday August, 31st from 10am to noon at Duesterberg-Frederick Wampler Shaw funeral home in Bicknell, with a public memorial service will taking place at noon. Lunch will be served at the First Christian Church in Bicknell immediately following the memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to either the First Christian Church in Bicknell or Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice.