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11/11/2013 1:53:00 PM
Rudolph J. Valenta Jr.
Rudolph J. Valenta Jr.
Rudolph J. Valenta Jr.

Rudolph J. Valenta Jr., 69, Manitowish Waters, passed away at his residence Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

He was born in Chicago, Ill., July 1, 1944, to Rudolph and Irene Valenta Sr.  He graduated from Morton West High School in Berwyn, Ill., in 1962. He entered the U.S. Air Force and was discharged in 1968. He was past president of the Litho Club in Chicago and Manitowish Waters Lion of the Year. Rudy loved music and his Cordovox. He played in the U.S. Air Force Tops and Blues, a band and at community events. 

He is survived by his wife, Charella; two sons, William “Bill” (Gretchen) and Steven (Samantha); granddaughter Aubrianna; and one brother, Michael (Barbara) Valenta.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Manitowish Waters. A visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial are suggested to the Manitowish Waters Lions Club.

Bolger Funeral and Cremation Service of Minocqua and Woodruff is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences, pictures and remembrances may be shared at www.bolgerfuneral.com.

Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Article comment by: Jim Kogut

Sorry to hear of Rudy's passing. When we worked together at Unique, he was always available to help out in challenging situations and Rudy and Char came to my home often times to play his Cordovox. He was a good friend to us always.

Jim & Arlene Kogut

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