Rudolph “Rudy” Wendling Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at the age of 55 from a heart attack at Thedacare Medical Center, Appleton.
He was born June 4, 1965 in Chilton, son of Rudy Wendling Sr. and the late Barbara (Pieper) Wendling.
Survivors include Rudy’s fiancee, Sandy Ruppel; his dad, Rudolph Wendling Sr.; and brothers and sisters Mike Wendling; Kelly (Kevin) Suttner; their son Corey (Sam) Suttner and their children Tyson, Lucas, and Elizabeth; Todd Wendling; Kim and her children Brittany, Ashly, Hannah, and Ethan; Tracy Wendling and friend Jerry and her children Shane (his son Matthew), Jamie, Tyler, and April (Tyler) and baby on the way. He is further survived by aunts and uncles Elise Arnold, Janet Wendling, Barb Schwind, Sylvia Anhalt, Nancy (Bob) Wier, Diane (Tom) Twohig, Delores (Tony) Kauth, Charlotte Dedering, Mary Pieper, and Darlene Pieper; along with many cousins and friends including Sandy’s son Lee and his son Steven, special friends Jet and Gary Sohn, special friends Peter and Nancy Johnson, and Sandy’s parents Carol and John.
Rudy was preceded in death by his mom Barbara Wendling; a nephew, Christopher Suttner; grandparents Elise and Elmer Dedering, Rudolph Wendling the first, and Thelma and Harvey Pieper; and many aunts and uncles.
The family would like to thank Peter and Nancy Johnson and Sandy’s son Lee along with Thedacare Medical Center for all the care you have shown to Sandy and Rudy.
Cremation has taken place; at this time no funeral services will be held. The family is planning a celebration of life for Rudy for next month and more details will be posted soon.