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John D. Rudeen

John D. Rudeen

July 23, 2012

John D. Rudeen, 65, of Eau Claire, passed away with his family by his side on Monday, July 23, 2012. 

He was born July 8, 1947, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Carl and Adeline “Toots” (Richert) Rudeen.  He served in the U.S. Army Reserve.  John married Denise L. Crotteau on September 11, 2004, in Eau Claire.

Among his many hobbies, were gardening, cooking, reading, and enjoying being outdoors.  He worked for Menards West in Eau Claire and also L & M Mail Service in Eau Claire.

John is survived by his wife, Denise; children, Jenney (Kevin) Grundstrom of Hudson, and Mattheus (Veronica) Johnson of New Richmond; two step=children, Samantha (Rob) Strehlow of Grand Rapids, MN, and Nicholas O’Konek of Cohasset, MN; six grandchildren; sisters, Janice (Bill) Capeder, Karen (Larry) Ridinger, Susan (Henry) Kleis, Ramona (Richard) Ross; brothers, Mark Rudeen, and Paul (Hope) Rudeen; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 30, 2012, at John’s home in Eau Claire.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family.  


A memorial service will be held Monday, July 30, 2012, at John’s home in Eau Claire.

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  • JAN DAUS Denise, I didn't know until I called Anchor Bank on Tues and asked for you. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that i am thinking of you and hope that everything will work out.

    August 1 at 3:39pm

  • Dan Everhart John was family at L&M. A very selfless and great person! He will be missed! Feeding the bluebirds in heaven.

    July 30 at 2:07pm

  • Jack Ruppelt I worked with John at Menards we talked and joked lot about nothing . John was just fun to be around he will be missed .

    Jack !!

    July 28 at 9:28am

  • Linda (McNeil) Kresal Denise, Lorene told called to tell me of your loss and I wanted you to know how truly sorry we all are. I am so happy that you and John had such a wonderful life together. Many blessings to you and John's children.

    July 25 at 12:40PM

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