Dean Rudenick


Dean RudenickDean Carl Rudenick, age 60 of rural Seaforth, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls after a courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vesta.  Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church.  Interment will be in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Seaforth.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dean Carl Rudenick was born February 8, 1958 to Russell and Mary (Roiger) Rudenick in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.  He was baptized on March 9, 1958 and confirmed on May 14, 1972 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Seaforth.  Dean graduated from Wabasso Public School in 1976. On November 18, 1978, Dean married Ann Rohlik at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Seaforth.  He lived and worked on the family farm two miles east of Seaforth.  He also worked at Country Ornamental in Vesta.  Dean later worked at Schmidt Construction and most recently spent the past 15 years at A&W Furniture.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and cards and reading western books.  Dean loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Dean is survived by wife Ann of 39 years; children: Jennifer, Clinton (Sara), Clifford (Cristin) all of Seaforth, and Clayton (Sheena) of Willmar; 5 grandchildren: Dugan & Rhylee Rudenick, Holden Rudenick, and Ayla & Nolan Rudenick; mother Mary Rudenick of Seaforth; siblings: Wayne (Jan) Rudenick of Redwood Falls, Deb (Bob) Zwach of Milroy, Pam Maasch of Vesta, Paula (Mark) Lockhart of New Prague; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Russell.


  1. Joel & Val Wagner says:

    Sympathies to the family.

  2. Kathy Hartmann says:

    i am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  3. Bonni (Burtzel) Guetter says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family, Ann.

  4. Judy VanderLinden & Warren Liepitz says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. May the Lord comfort you give you peace.

  5. Lois Jordan says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  6. Karen Weber says:

    So sorry for your loss Ann. Sending prayers and my sympathy.

  7. Jane Rechtzigel says:

    Sending prayers and hugs your way.

  8. Judy Hansen says:

    My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.

  9. Paul Barbaro says:

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your entire family.

  10. Mike Shemon says:

    So sorry and sending thoughts and prayers to your whole family from Mexico.

  11. Cari Stager says:

    Thinking of you and praying for your family.

  12. Dan A. Pfarr says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  13. Tom & Penny Wachlarowicz says:

    Our deepest smypathy and condolences to Ann and your family.

  14. Karen & Jon van der Hagen says:

    Ann and family – you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. James Rohlik says:

    Sorry for your loss Are prayers are with you and your family. James and Laurie Rohlik

  16. Marisa (Rohlik) Melander & Mark Melander says:

    We are praying for you and are so sorry for your loss.

  17. Gerard Ninow and Pam Ninow says:

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss.

  18. Judy (Bernard) Rhein says:

    I didn’t know Dean or Ann but certainly acquainted with Dean’s mother, Mary. She was a good neighbor to my mother, Lydia Bernard. My condolences to every member of the family in the loss of your loved one.

  19. Mark & Sylvia Rose says:

    Sorry for your loss and are praying for you and your family.
    It was blessed that he passed in his sleep.
    Take care of Yourself Ann.

  20. Bob and Carolyn Bernard and Jim Bernard says:

    During harvest at June’s I would drive by your home and wave.
    Our sincere sympathy to all of your family.
    Prayers that God will comfort you at this time.

  21. John Woelfel says:

    My sympathies to all!!
    Sorry to hear that Dean has left us ……
    The high school and card playing memories will live on forever 🙂

  22. Scott Walter says:

    Lots of high school memories with “Deano”
    So sorry to hear about his passing
    Thoughts and prayers to the family!

  23. Shari Altermat says:

    We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of Dean.
    May God comfort you during these difficult times.
    Thinking of you and praying for the family.
    Take care – Terry and Shari Altermatt

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