LAUTNER, Rudolph (Rudy) Stephen 83, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on April 10, 2017 at the Mennonite Nursing Home in Rosthern. Rudy was born on August 17, 1933 in the Melville area. He married Irene in 1958. Their union was blessed with three children, Jim, Karen and Lisa. Rudy worked for SaskPower for 36 years, in many different communities, with Wakaw being his home for almost 40 years. Rudy was a very community-minded person. He spent many hours involved in various clubs, organizations and projects. He was hardworking, positive and energetic. He took pleasure in dancing, fishing and camping. His Catholic faith was the foundation for the good man that he was. When diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2006, he embraced his journey with courage and acceptance. Rudy is survived by his loving wife, Irene; three children, Jim (Karen), Karen (Dean Vey), and Lisa (Tom Slusar); grandchildren, Marcus (Marilou), Lana (Dale), Garrett (Chelsea), Carter, Tyler, Sarah and Nolan; great-grandchildren, Hudson, Austin, Mary, Marcus, Parker and Zachary; sister, Beatrice Sekel; brothers, Bernard (Shirley) and Don (Sylvia); sister-in-law, Elaine (Gerald Rubisch) and numerous nieces and nephews. Rudy was predeceased by his parents, John and Vera Lautner; sister, Dorothy Szumutku; and great-grandson, Michael Vey. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Wakaw with Rev. Fr. Phong Tran and Rev. Fr. Phinh Do as con-celebrants. Interment will follow on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Henry's Cemetery in Melville. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Mennonite Nursing Home for the countless hours of loving care given to Rudy during his journey with Alzheimer's disease. Donations in memory of Rudy may be directed to the Rosthern Mennonite Nursing Home, Box 370, Rosthern, SK, S0K 3R0. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Marc Blondeau of Kushneryk Funeral Service, Wakaw, SK, 306-233-4403.
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