Henry George "Hank" Rudolphi (68) of Newton


Published on September 19 2013 5:18 pm

Henry George “Hank” Rudolphi, age 68 of Newton, IL passed away at 12:50 AM – Thursday, September 19, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM – Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Newton, IL with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating with full military rites to follow by the Jasper Post #20 American Legion.  Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 PM – Monday, September 23, 2013 at the church.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.

The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.

He was born on July 2, 1945 in Jasper County, IL, the son of Bernard and Mary (Huffman) Rudolphi.  He married Phyllis Frauli on February 12, 1972 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie.  Hank served his country in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1968 during the Vietnam War.  Hank worked for Reep and Son Furniture in Newton for over 20 years, E.R. Moore for 12 years and most recently worked at Martin’s IGA in Newton.  Hank was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newton, past commander and member of the Jasper Post #20 American Legion; current commander and member of the VFW Post #7537 of Newton and former trustee of the Newton Public Library.  Hank enjoyed woodworking and reading.

Hank is survived by: Loving Wife of 42 years – Phyllis Rudolphi of Newton, IL...Mother-in-Law – Ruby Frauli of Effingham, IL...Brothers and Sisters – Margie (Bob) Fuhrman-Duke of Springfield, IL, Mary (Ralph) Gloyeske of Chesterton, IN, Joe (Teresa) Rudolphi of Dixon, IL, Roseann Michl of Westville, IN, Alice (Jack) Zink of Michigan City, IN, Teresa (Richard) Lane of Virden, IL and Steve (Betty) Rudolphi of Watson,IL...Several nieces and nephews...and Gracie his dog.