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Leola ‘Sis’ Rudiger

Published: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 1:15 a.m. CST

CLINTON, Iowa – Leola “Sis” Rudiger, 87, of Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Sterling, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Bickford Assisted Living of Clinton.  

Leola was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Hooppole, the daughter of Robert and Ida (Bacon) Schultz. She married James Rudiger on Jan. 3, 1947. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1997. She was a member of Albany United Methodist Church.  

Survivors include one daughter, Rosalie (Robert) Deis of Albany; and one brother, Duane (Lois) Schultz of Rock Island.

She also was preceded in death by a sister, Aldeane Schryver; and a brother, Bill Schultz.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m., Monday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Melody Williams, pastor of Albany United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established to the Albany United Methodist Church.

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