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Edeltraud “Edie” Rudolph

Published April 27,2022

Obituary's Biography:

Edeltraud “Edie” M. Rudolph, age 93, a resident of Antioch and formerly of Bradenton, FL, passed away on April 25, 2022.  She was born on December 24, 1928 in Chicago, IL to John and Josephine (nee Heel) Mahler.  Edie was a graduate of Grant High School.  She was a member of the Lorelei German Club.  Edie loved singing, dancing, sewing and crafting.  She enjoyed hosting family events at her home and she deeply cared for her pets. 

Edie is survived by her daughters, Kristina Rudolph of Antioch and Diane Yahrmarkt of South Beloit; her granddaughter, Jennifer (Phil) Vanlandingham; great grandchildren, Aiden and Owen Vanlandingham; her nephew, Jerome Mahler; and her extended family in Germany.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Calvin W. Rudolph; her brother, Wilfried J. Mahler; her niece, Cathy Andriolo; her nephew, Johnny Mahler; and her son-in-law, Bill Yahrmarkt. 

A visitation will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.  Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Humane Society or a local animal rescue of your choice. For more information, visit www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.   

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  1. My heart breaks for you Kristina. I feel so blessed to have gotten to know your mom over the past few years. She had a beautiful smile and a contagious laugh that alway brought sunshine to my day. Find joy in the amazing memories that you have with your mom and one day you will be reunited in heaven. Praying for peace and comfort for you! Hugs~

  2. Kristina, I am deeply sorry for your loss of such a great mom and friend! She was such a joy to be around. The holidays were so much better with both of you. Regretfully I cannot make the funeral but send ALL my love to you and the family.

  3. Mama, I love you & miss you so much and hoping my heart won’t ache too much longer. I know you are with Oma, Opa and all our pets. I’m sure you are dancing & singing in heaven too. Love you forever my sweet mama!!!

  4. Kris, My deepest condolences for your loss of mom and best friend. My prayers and heartfelt hugs go out to you my BFF. I Love you, Marina

  5. I will miss you Mom, your smile and your contagious laughter. I will miss our weekly phone calls to catch up on what has been happening during the week. I know you are happy with Dad, Oma, Opa, Bill, Unk and all our beloved pets.
    Love always your daughter Diane and the golden one Maggie

  6. Dear Kristina, I’m very sorry to learn about your Mother’s death. Dad always spoke well of his childhood friend “Tootsie” and happy Chicago days. It was a very.nice summer visit when your family drive up to Solon Springs summer stay. Your Grandmother, Dad, and Mom and you. They were wonderful cooks and Mom was happy to let them take over her kitchen. We ate.so good !!!! Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers for your Mother’s repose. I’ll have a Mass offered for her soul. It will take some time to recover and heal, the house will be too quiet but your pets will comfort you. With sorrow, Paul Koch

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