Obit: Rondorf, Richard J. (1935 - 2004)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

----Souce: Wednesday, May 5, 2004 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Richard Rondorf

Richard J. Rondorf, 69, Greenwood, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 2, 2004, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greenwood. The Rev Joseph Follmar officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Marty Nigon, Tim Rondorf, Bob Moseley, Mike Rondorf, Ralph Landini, and Larry Knudsen.

Richard Joseph Rondorf was born on April 15, 1935, in Greenwood, to Joseph and Evelyn (nee DeMuth) Rondorf.He was raised and educated in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1953. After completing his schooling, he moved to Milwaukee and worked for the Ladish Company as a tool and die maker. He married Yvonne Abel on July 26, 1958. In 1962, he left the Ladish Company in Milwaukee and moved to a farm south of Greenwood. His wife, Yvonne, died on Oct. 8, 1971. He married Joyce Jahnke on Aug. 22, 1973, in Neillsville. He retired from farming in 1995, and moved off the farm to live in Greenwood in 2001. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, a founder of the Greenwood Athletic Booster Club, served on the board of the Greenwood Softball Association, was past president of Land O'Lakes, and had many interests, but especially enjoyed playing cards, and all sports, particularly high school.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Joyce Rondorf, Greenwood; six daughters, Lois (Terry) Hampel, St. Francis, DeDe (Brian) Gilboy, Spencer, Mary Jo Rondorf, Loyal, Tracy (Gary) Morrison, Eau Claire, Peggy (Shawn) Feirer, St. Francis, and Janalee Rondorf, Thorp; four sons, Thomas Rondorf, Chippewa Falls, Patrick Rondorf, Greenwood, Kurt Rondorf, New Hope, Minn., and Rico (Erin) Rondorf, Wauwatosa; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis (Duane) Syth, Greenwood, Marjorie Lloyd, West Bend, and Patricia (Mel) Alvarado, Kewaskum; five brothers, John (Shirley) Rondorf, Milwaukee, James (Nonna) Rondorf, Cudahy, Charles (Marge) Rondorf, West Bend, Dennis (Sandy) Rondorf, West Bend, and Lawrence (Karen) Rondorf, Willard; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Yvonne; one daughter, Michelle Rondorf; and three sisters, Nancy Feucht, Janet Kreuser, and Judy Rondorf.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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