Rudolph Orom

Rudolph Orom

Rudolph (Rudy) Henry Orom

Rudy Orom passed away at the Ponoka General Hospital on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the age of 91 years. He had been a resident at Sunrise Village in Ponoka for the past year and a half.

Rudy was born to Henry and Julia (Fillinger) Orom on June 17, 1924, the seventh of fourteen children. He grew up, living with his family on the Orom homestead (SW 4-43-22-4) in the Schultz district. In 1943, Rudy married Esther Stedel. The moved to the Scheuerman homestead until their retirement in 1986, when they moved to Ponoka. The couple spent many happy years involved with their family, neighbours, and the community. Rudy was active at the Senior Drop In Centre for many years and was well known as their “Mr. Fix It”. He was a regular attendee at household auctions, always looking for just the right repair part or tool. Rudy and Esther were fortunate to travel extensively, spending winters in Arizona and enjoying ambitious RV trips, often accompanied by fellow Good Sammers. Rudy was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Bashaw and then Trinity Lutheran Church, Ponoka.

Rudy was predeceased by his parents, his wife Esther (2008), and infant daughter, daughter Mavis Wessel (1987), and 12 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son Harvey (Carol); grandchildren Warren, Heidi, Aaron, Danielle, and Heather; great-grandchildren Chloe, Adrian, and Amina; his only surviving sister Julie Dunbar; sisters-in-law Louise Orom and Terry Orom; special friends Darlene & Devin Pfahl and Suzanne & Terry Cameron; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Celebration of Rudy’s life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Tim Graff officiating. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the charity of their choice.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Darlene & Devin Pfahl for their long-time friendship and faithful support to both Rudy and Esther. The family would also like to extend appreciation to the staff of both Sunrise Village and Ponoka General Hospital for their ongoing help and support.

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