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Joann Rudolph

August 31, 1951 — August 4, 2021

JoAnn K. Rudolph, age 69, of Ripon, WI, passed away peacefully at the Lutheran Home in Fond du Lac, WI on August 4, 2021.

JoAnn was born August 31, 1951 in Ripon, the daughter of Wallace L. and Marie C. (Spang) Rudolph. She lived in Ripon the majority of her life. JoAnn was a member of Grace Lutheran Church for many years and was blessed with two families, her biological family and her Maryridge Group Home family where she spent many happy years. She worked at Diverse Options, the “workshop” as she called it for the developmentally disabled. JoAnn lived a simple life, loved dogs and cats, shopping and getting together for the holidays. Going to church was a highlight for her, as well as singing Christmas carols and frosting Christmas cookies.

JoAnn is survived by two sisters, Nancy (Tim) Bednarek of Taylorsville, NC, and Connie (Jeff) Kranz of Ripon, WI; a brother, Jeffery (Robin) Rudolph of Berlin, WI; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Marie Rudolph; her brother, Larry D. Rudolph; and many aunts; uncles; and friends. There will be a wonderful reunion in Heaven.

Visitation for JoAnn will be held from 12:00 until 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, 515 Mayparty Dr., Ripon, WI 54971.

Funeral service for JoAnn will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home in Ripon, with Rev. Clay R. Salmela officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ripon, WI. In lieu of flowers, a memorial in JoAnn's name may be directed to Marquardt Hospice, 1045 Hill St., Watertown, WI 53098.

We would like to thank all the staff at Maryridge and Diverse Options for taking such loving care of JoAnn through the years. We would also like to thank the staff at The Lutheran Home of Fond du Lac and Marquardt Hospice Care of Watertown, WI for all the wonderful, kind care that was given to our sister. God Bless you all.

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