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Goldie  I. Rudey

Obituary for Goldie I. Rudey

September 20, 1921 - April 7, 2017
Baever Dam, Wisconsin | Age 95

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother & Great Great Grandmother


Goldie I. Rudey, 95, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

A visitation for Goldie will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Terry Larson and Vicar Tim Knipfer. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton.

Goldie was born on September 20, 1921 in the town of Trenton to Herbert J. and Bernice (Strieff) Gallenbeck. On June 27, 1942, she was united in marriage to Orville H. Rudey at St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.

Goldie had been employed as an inspector for 27 years at Beaver Specialties. She was a member of First Ev. Lutheran Church. She was also active in the Ladies Aid and the Retirees of the church. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, crafts, baking and music.

Goldie is survived by her children: Judith (Jerome) Hotmar of Bullhead City, AZ, Orville D. (Sandy) Rudey Jr. of Lake Mills, WI and Linda (Wayne) Ruby of Durango, CO; five grandchildren: Jeff (Cathy) Hotmar, Brian (Michele) Hotmar, Sarah (Corey) Majors, Stephanie (Jade) Hardin, and Christine (Christopher) Christman; 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; two brothers: Arnold Gallenbeck Sr. and Harold (Betty) Gallenbeck both of Beaver Dam. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Orville in 2005, three brothers: Merlin, Herbert, and Lyle; four sisters: Eldora, Alvina, Ruth, and Irene, and her great granddaughter Jennifer Hotmar.

Memorial donations for Goldie may be directed to First Ev. Lutheran Church Ladies Aid or to Hillside Hospice.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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