June 13, 1921 – Monday, March 23, 2009
Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Roc
Friday, March 27th
Rudolf Ernst Wassermann, age 87, formerly of Rockford and Maple Lake, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2009 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.
He was born on June 13, 1921 in Schermen, Germany the son of Erich & Frieda Margenberg Wassermann.
Rudolf honorably served in The United States Army as a Staff Sergeant during World War II.
He was a former owner of The Rockford Bakery in Rockford. Rudy later worked at Byerly’s Bake Shop in Rockford.
Rudolf was a faithful member of Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford.
Survived by his wife: Marjorie Wassermann; sons: Rickard (Carolyn) Wassermann, Rudolf Wassermann Jr., Randal (Eileen) Wassermann & Robert (Lisa) Wassermann; step son: Scott Kuehner; a step daughter: Diane Lynn Waara; seven grandchildren: Eric & Mark Wassermann; Ryan Waara; Lydia & Jacob Wassermann; Megan and Samantha Wassermann; brothers: Herbert (Virginia) Wassermann and Alfred (Margie) Wassermann; a sister: Helen (Norman) Thomson; a brother-in-law: John Rose; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his first wife: Arlene Wassermann; a brother: Erich F. Wassermann, a sister-in-law: Louise Wassermann and by a sister: Elsbeth Rose.
Funeral services for Rudolf Wassermann will be held on Friday, March 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford. Pastor Michael Barlow will officiate. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 26th from 4-8 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. AT THE CHURCH. Further visitation one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.