Scott D. Rudolf “Uncle Rudy,” 46, Mt. Morris, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 in Boston, Mass.
Scott was born March 8, 1967 in Dixon, the son of David and Patricia (McNett) Rudolf.
He graduated from Mt. Morris High School Class 1985, where he was a member of the 1983 Sweet 16 basketball team which played on March 8.
He attended Augustana College, Rock Island, where he was a member of the track team; he then graduated from Eastern Maine Community College.
Scott was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the first Gulf War.
Scott bled Mounder Red and Black. He enjoyed all sports, but the loved the Green Bay Packers and the Boston Red Sox.
He enjoyed joking with his “sister Stef” on where in the City of Boston she is.
Scott’s heart was made of gold, taking care of anyone that needed his help. He was a big teddy bear to his family and many friends, with a contagious smile.
Survivors include his children who he loved with his whole heart, son, Mike Rudolf, Brewer, Maine; and daughter, Kaylee Wasilauskis, Wakefield, Mass.; parents, Patricia and Larry Claussen, Mt. Morris; sisters, Stacy Anderson, Salem, Wendy (Gene) Elzenberger, Castle Rock, Colo., Lana (Ed) Vaile, Dixon, Linda Claussen, Dixon, Stefanie (Jason) Page, Mt. Morris; nieces and nephews, Emily and Evan Elzenberger, Shaye and Chris Anderson, Drew and Tylar Smithm and Mykayla Page; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Alice McNett, Arthur and Victoria Claussen, Frank and Edith Tomei; and his father, David Rudolf.
Services will be Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren with Rev. Ginny Haney officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Morris Community Gym, Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren, and/or Scott David Rudolf Memorial Scholarship Trust, Union Saving Bank, Mt. Morris.