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June 13, 1921 – Monday, March 23, 2009

Service Information
Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Roc
Friday, March 27th

Visitation Information

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.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. LaVerne Schulz

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on Rudy’s passing. We are sorry we won’t be able to be with you for the funeral. We have many fond memories of Rudy and he will be missed. Ken and LaVerne

  2. Emmanuel Hailey

    To the family of Rudolf Ernst Wassermann,
    It is always sad to hear of death, Please take comfort from the scriptures. At Revelation 21:4 it tells us; And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
    Yes…. the greatest force in the universe Jehovah God will bring back many persons from the dead. The man of old asked a question long ago… “If a man die, shall he live again?” (Job 14:14,) Perhaps you, too, have wondered about this.
    How would you feel if you knew that a reunion with Rudolf, was possible right here on earth under the best of conditions? Well, the Bible makes the promise: “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” Isaiah 26:19
    God did not originally intend for humans to die. After sin and death entered the world, God revealed that it was his purpose that the dead be restored to life by means of a resurrection.
    Yes, Almighty God has not only the power but also the desire to resurrect persons whom he chooses. Jesus Christ himself said: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”—John 5:28, 29
    Once again we are saddened of your loss.
    Emmanuel & Dale Hailey

  3. Linda Bechtold

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. As a teenager, Rudy was my first boss. I remember his booming voice in the back room of the bakery and how he could laugh. He was a GREAT first boss – I really liked and respected him. Linda and Roger


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