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Lawrence S. Rudroff

Lawrence S. Rudroff, age 88 of Rich Fountain, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Westphalia Hills.

Lawrence was born December 26, 1927, in Rich Fountain, a son to the late Martin and Margaret Mary (Grellner) Rudroff.

Lawrence attended Sacred Heart School in Rich Fountain.

Lawrence served in the United States Navy. While being stationed aboard the USS Jason in San Diego, CA., he witnessed the only flight of the Spruce Goose Hughes H4 Hercules.

On April 13, 1948, he was united in marriage to Gladys Edwards at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2014.

Lawrence was a lifelong farmer with a passion for caring for cattle. He was also a business man who owned and operated Quality Dairy in Jefferson City and later was the owner/operator of Rudroff Bus Company in Linn.

Lawrence was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rich Fountain Knights of Columbus where he served as a past Grand Knight and was a 4th Degree Member of Assembly #2811, American Legion Post #317 in Freeburg, the Vitae Society and Flight of Eagles Club in Jefferson City.

Lawrence enjoyed traveling with Gladys, playing golf, bowling, hunting, flying his own plane, singing, playing the violin and learning about his German heritage from his relatives in Germany.

Lawrence is survived by: his five children, Ronald Rudroff and wife Kathleen of Jefferson City, Karen Hunter Krueger and husband Mark of Kennett, Terry Rudroff and wife Ruth Ann of Linn, Nancy Nycum of Edwards, MO., and Marla Travis and husband Keith of O’Fallon; two brothers, Linus Rudroff of Rich Fountain and Norbert Rudroff and wife Carol of Rich Fountain; one sister, Anna Louise Castrop of Jefferson City; eighteen grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren with one due in January, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents and his spouse of 66 years, he was preceded in death by: two brothers, Martin and Francis Rudroff and two sons-in-law, Terrence Hunter and Charles Nycum.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain with Fr. William Debo as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic School in Rich Fountain or the Vitae Caring Foundation.

Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m.


Monday, December 26, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
4277 Highway U
Rich Fountain, Missouri 65035

Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
11:00 AM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
4277 Highway U
Rich Fountain, Missouri 65035


Tuesday, December 27, 2016
12:00 PM

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
4277 Highway U
Rich Fountain, MO 65035

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We all always remember Lawrence as a good friend and neighbor with whom we enjoyed many great times. May God always be with you Lawrence.

Jim and Jeanette turner Dec 27 2016 12:00 AM

Lawrence S. Rudroff heard and coud learn about his German heritage from his relatives in Germany. My Father ARNO RUDROFF wrote, what english speaking relatives call the BOOK; that means the printing of the whole family, the american part self evident too besides the european parts, esspecially Austria; edited and published 1978. A new one is necessary including newest relative dates since 1978

w d rudroff M.D Son of ARNO RUDROFF Dec 26 2016 12:00 AM

This is my private condolence. I did'nt came aquaintance to L.S. Rudroff at his lifetime wol f- dietrich rudroff

w.-d.rudroff M.D. Son of dr.ing ARNO RUDROFF Dec 26 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 " The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Confort)

Dennis Mathewson Dec 25 2016 12:00 AM

And when the earth shall claim our limbs...then shall we truly fly. Blessings for peace and love.

Steve & Rita Turner Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

Marla and Family, I'm so very sorry for you loss and know your pain. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Donna Malkmus Chemistry teacher at FHN

Donna Malkmus Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss . No time is a good time but the holidays are a not so good time to be mourning the loss of a loved one. Again so very sorry for your loss but lots of great memories, In this day and time so hard to see peopje jiving to older ages. So glad you guys had lots of great years with him here. You are in our prayers . take care and remember the good times they will get you through.

bill and peggy kempker Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family. Sorry for your loss.

Dennis Rudroff Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of your family member

Jamie neuner Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM