Obituary for Elisabeth Rudy

Elisabeth Maria-Theresia (Hauer) Rudy June 14, 1930 - July 6, 2017 Elisabeth Rudy, 87, of Wakeman, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in West Jefferson, OH., following a recently diagnosed illness. Elisabeth “Lisl” was born on June 14, 1930 in Munich, Germany to the late Anna Hauer, in the Frauenklinik Women’s Hospital. She was welcomed into the family of Karl and Katharin Moser in Dachau as a foster child at 4 months and had a wonderful childhood in her hometown. During World War II, ...
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Elisabeth Maria-Theresia (Hauer) Rudy June 14, 1930 - July 6, 2017 Elisabeth Rudy, 87, of Wakeman, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in West Jefferson, OH., following a recently diagnosed illness. Elisabeth “Lisl” was born on June 14, 1930 in Munich, Germany to the late Anna Hauer, in the Frauenklinik Women’s Hospital. She was welcomed into the family of Karl and Katharin Moser in Dachau as a foster child at 4 months and had a wonderful childhood in her hometown. During World War II, her family survived on rations but lost many friends and acquaintances. Her husband, Michael Rudy, was a Ukrainian refugee whom she met on the dance floor at the Munich Hofbrauhaus and married at St. Jakob Church in Dachau on November 10, 1956. In 1957 they moved to the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, where they gained their citizenship and started a new life in the United States. She worked as a seamstress at Joseph & Feiss Company. In 1960, an opportunity arrived to move to the country in West Clarksfield where she ran a small grocery store for many years, raised her family, and has continued to make her home ever since. Many would also remember her working and providing a friendly and familiar face at the Continental Country Store in Nova for over 30 years. She was known for taking pictures during events with family and friends, building an extensive library of photo albums and sharing the memories with everyone. Travel also brought her joy and she would always be in the passenger seat with a map in hand, planning and navigating the way to the destination for any trip. She had a keen eye and warm heart for anyone she noticed to be alone or needing a helping hand, often befriending, giving car rides, or including them on trips and in family holiday meals. She loved all animals and had numerous pets, took in any stray or abandoned cats, and cared for wild animals such as rabbits and raccoons. She is survived by sons Roman (Crystal) Rudy of West Jefferson, OH; Armin (Gayle) Rudy of Worthington, OH along with three granddaughters Annie, Maria, and Colleen; and Clement (Candice) Rudy of Milan, OH; and her step-sister Gretl Lerchl of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Michael and her step-sister Kathe Janish of Graz, Austria. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 46 E. Main St, Wakeman, Ohio 44889. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huron County Humane Society at 246 Woodlawn Ave, Norwalk, OH 44857 or St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 46 E. Main St, Wakeman, Ohio 44889. Condolences can be made at mormanfuneralhome.com
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Recent Condolence Notes

Tuesday, 8/1/2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God's promise of the resurrection give you comfort and hope of the time when you can be reunited with her. Then there will be no more sickness and death.
(Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)
- T. M.

Friday, 7/14/2017
I would like to extend my sympathy and prayers to Elizabeth's family. She was a dear lady with a gentle spirit and very compassionate concerning the needs of others. She always had kind words of her family and enjoyed her trips to the Shoe to see the Buckeyes play. It was fascinating learn of her childhood in Germany and the challenges she faced in life. I am thankful for the privilege of knowing such a special lady. She truly enriched the lives of those who knew her.
- Richard Pettit, D.C.

Dear Rudy Family, I have fond memories of your mother. We loved coming to your home and visiting the general store and getting candy when we were young! Loved seeing your pets and I remember riding your bike built for two. She liked telling me about myself when I was a toddler. I'm very sorry for your loss! She was a special lady!! Sandy Taylor and Family
- Sandy Taylor

Thursday, 7/13/2017
To all of her boys and their families ... I am sure that your hearts are all broken at the passing away of your precious Mom and Grandmother! What a special and loving lady she was! She was my best friend, and I will greatly miss seeing her, hearing from her through my emails, or talking on the phone with her! I am so sorry for all of you, especially for the granddaughters that will miss out on so much of her love through these next years, but always know that she loved you all so much. She was so much of life, and she loved so greatly. With a sad heart, Becky Steve
- Becky Steve

Heaven has gained a special angel in your mom. May the lord be with you and your family in the days to come. Sally Ann Welch-Spry
- Sally Ann Welch-Spry

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