Marvella L. Rudloff, age 86, of Mora, Minn., died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Eastwood Assisted Living in Mora.
Funeral for Marvella was at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church (601 2nd Street East) in Waconia with Rev. James Groleau officiating. Visitation was Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia.
Marvella Laura Bertha Rudloff was born July 29, 1925 in Carver, Minn., the daughter of Emil and Mathilda (Schwalbe) Finkel. She was baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Carver. Marvella was later confirmed in the faith on April 2, 1939 at Trinity Lutheran in Carver by Rev. Osterman. On May 9, 1944 she was united in marriage with Hilner Allen Rudloff at Trinity Lutheran in Carver by Rev. Edwin Burdorf.
Marvella and Hilner owned their 80- acre farm by Waconia from 1944 to 1966. They raised their four children in a Christian centered home, membership to Trinity Lutheran Church of Waconia. Marvella was a member of the Ruth Guild and a Sunday school teacher at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia. They moved to Chaska in 1966 until 1975 when they purchased a resort south of Garrison, Minn. Marvella had worked at Target near Knollwood Mall, Green Giant in Glencoe, and Ziemers Green House. They spent their winters in Arizona, working at dude ranches and managing apartments. They sold the resort in 1984, at which time they moved to Aitkin, where they built a new home on the lake. Still going south for the winters with their fifth wheel camper, they had many travels seeing the United States. They sold their house in Aitkin in 1994, and since moved a few times, downsizing as they ended up in the Mora/Hinckley area for the past six years.
Marvella had many talents; she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She lived her life with God to the end. Marvella was a gardener, seamstress, baker, farmer and business lady. She loved to fish, play cards, crafts, bake pies, can foods and you could never leave her house without something to eat. Marvella loved her grandchildren and cherished the time spent with them.
Marvella is preceded in death by her parents Emil and Mathilda Finkel, sister Mildred Finkel, brother and sister-in-law Harvey and Lona Radde.
Marvella is survived by her loving family; husband of 68 years Hilner Rudloff; sons and daughters-in-law: Pastor Dean and Janice Rudloff of Silver Bay, Rendell and Susan Rudloff of Littleton, Colo., Joel and Virginia Rudloff of Minneapolis; daughter and son-in-law: Neva and David Mackedanz of Brook Park; grandchildren and their spouses: Melodie Rudloff, Janelle and Dan Menze, Dan and Evy Trost, David and Glenys Trost, Nevin and Jeannie Rudloff, Rebecca and Mark Moore, Angie Bromeland, Jessie Buhr, Messena and Todd Smude, Tobias and Anita Buhr, Jessica and Steve Mackedanz – Johnson, Christopher Mackedanz; Great Grandchildren: Tennessee, Garrett, Jared, Riley, Emily, Amanda, Jonathan, Shaista, Damian, Adriana, Morgan, Taylor, Mazzie, Leighton, Dalton, Chase, Kylie, Mckayla, Shelby, Mari, Jacoby, McKenzie, Rylan; Brother and sister-in-law: Delmore and Mary Finkel; sister-in-law and Brother-in-law Myra and Leonard Jaekel; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Honorary Casket Bearers are Nevin Rudloff, Melodie Rudloff, Janelle Menze, Jessie Buhr, Rebecca Moore, Messena Smude, Tobias Buhr, Angie Bromeland.
Casket Bearers are Dan Menze, Todd Smude, Anita Buhr, Daniel Trost, David Trost, Jessica Mackedanz-Johnson, Christopher Mackedanz, Jeannie Rudloff, Mark Moore.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.