In memory of
Rudolph Malmquist
In memory of
Rudolph Malmquist
Malmquist, Rudolph 8/2/1947 - 6/13/2020 Ionia, Michigan Rudy was born and raised in Grand Rapids. He attended and graduated from Wyoming Park High School. Rudy became a father at the young age of nineteen, and navigated parenthood while seeking schooling and work to provide. A large part of his working years was given to the automotive industry. No matter the season of life, Rudy loved to be outside - gardening, sitting, going on walks. He grew so many things, wherever he lived. The collection usually included cosmos and tomatoes as garden staples. He had a sincere and quiet love for animals - there was typically one always at his side or on his lap. Rudy was quiet and slow to anger, and intentional with his speaking. To get a belly laugh from him was a rarity, but when he laughed it was incredibly contagious and joyful. He had an external calm and quietness that was alluring. He loved to cook, and has passed down recipes for pasties and coleslaw to his family. He loved to read and do crossword puzzles. He watched the news often. If he wasn't in work clothes, you could find him in a ball cap, shorts and a teeshirt, putzing around the yard. Rudy was quite private, and so when he shared himself in various ways, it was treasured deeply. His eyes often spoke instead of his voice. He was a story teller - he captivated his children and grandchildren with tales and took them on adventures. Though life's heavy burdens at times made things a bit blurry, Rudy's love for and pride in his family was perpetual. His family will continue to bear his heartiness and resiliance. Rudy is survived by his children: Rudy (Rebecca), Brent, Ben, (Angie), Teresa, and Anna Malmquist; his sister: Judy (Ron) Cole; his grandchildren: Chloe Malmquist, Taylor Malmquist, Madison Hudson, and Krister Malmquist; his nieces: Penny (Bob) Appleman, Kandi Malmquist, and Christine (Tim) Spohn. Rudy is preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Lorraine Malmquist, and his brother, Allen Malmquist. Rudy will be deeply missed. A memorial gathering will take place on August 2, 2020, for family, friends, and acquaintances in Grand Rapids. As Rudy would have wanted, it will be laidback and outside.
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In memory of
Rudolph Malmquist
Malmquist, Rudolph 8/2/1947 - 6/13/2020 Ionia, Michigan Rudy was born and raised in Grand Rapids. He attended and graduated from Wyoming Park High School. Rudy became a father at the young age of nineteen, and navigated parenthood while seeking schooling and work to provide. A large part of his working years was given to the automotive industry. No matter the season of life, Rudy loved to be outside - gardening, sitting, going on walks. He grew so many things, wherever he lived. The collection usually included cosmos and tomatoes as garden staples. He had a sincere and quiet love for animals - there was typically one always at his side or on his lap. Rudy was quiet and slow to anger, and intentional with his speaking. To get a belly laugh from him was a rarity, but when he laughed it was incredibly contagious and joyful. He had an external calm and quietness that was alluring. He loved to cook, and has passed down recipes for pasties and coleslaw to his family. He loved to read and do crossword puzzles. He watched the news often. If he wasn't in work clothes, you could find him in a ball cap, shorts and a teeshirt, putzing around the yard. Rudy was quite private, and so when he shared himself in various ways, it was treasured deeply. His eyes often spoke instead of his voice. He was a story teller - he captivated his children and grandchildren with tales and took them on adventures. Though life's heavy burdens at times made things a bit blurry, Rudy's love for and pride in his family was perpetual. His family will continue to bear his heartiness and resiliance. Rudy is survived by his children: Rudy (Rebecca), Brent, Ben, (Angie), Teresa, and Anna Malmquist; his sister: Judy (Ron) Cole; his grandchildren: Chloe Malmquist, Taylor Malmquist, Madison Hudson, and Krister Malmquist; his nieces: Penny (Bob) Appleman, Kandi Malmquist, and Christine (Tim) Spohn. Rudy is preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Lorraine Malmquist, and his brother, Allen Malmquist. Rudy will be deeply missed. A memorial gathering will take place on August 2, 2020, for family, friends, and acquaintances in Grand Rapids. As Rudy would have wanted, it will be laidback and outside.
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