Obituary: Rudolph, Glen A.

Age 87


(Age 87) Passed away on November 17, 2012 in Spokane Valley, WA.

Glen was born on February 6, 1925 in Scott City, KS, to Elmer and Gertrude Rudolph.

Grew up on a western Kansas homestead farm.

Graduated from high school early and entered the U.S. Navy to serve during the war effort as an Aviation Electronics Tech.

He was a test pilot and flew torpedo bombers.

Went to work for Boeing in Wichita after the war as an electrical engineer on the B-52 project.

In mid-1957 he left Boeing and entered into the Ministry and took his first church.

Glen graduated from St. Paul’s Theological Seminary in spring of 1963 with a Masters of Divinity and moved west to a church in Rockford, WA.

From 1970 to 1980 he worked for the state of Washington as the State Supervisor of Juvenile Parole and Probation.

After two additional churches he pastored, he retired from the ministry in 1987.

Glen was an avid “Ham-er” achieving advanced-extra level of license (W7FK).

He is survived by his children, Leslie Gylan Lane (Barbara Davis) - Hood River, OR, Vonne (Ken) Hamilton - Republic of Panama and Douglas (Kristy) Rudolph - Otis Orchards, WA; nine grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Rudolph in 2011 and his daughter, Sydney Jean Rudolph - Ohlson in 1974.

Interment Rockford Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be scheduled for some time in late spring or early summer.


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