Blaine Rudolph

May 9, 1925 - September 16, 2016


Visitation: Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 pm, with family present from 2-4 pm, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. The family will also be present on Monday between 12:30 and 1:30 pm at the church.
Service: The memorial service will be on Monday, September 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Canton United Methodist Church.

rudolph-front-fuzzSioux Falls, SD- Blaine O. Rudolph, 91, died September 16, 2016, at Sanford Hospice.  He was born May 9, 1925, to Herbert and Neva (Streator) Rudolph.  He graduated from Pierre High School and the University of Michigan Law School.  He married Patricia Close on August 2, 1952.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law Henrietta and Godfrey Roberts, and his son Jimmy.  He practiced law in Sioux Falls and Canton for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pat, his sons, Dan (Jacque), Corvallis, OR, and Bill (Paula), Grinnell, IA, his daughters, Claudia Rudolph, Medina, MN, and Kate Biederman (Mark), Maple Grove, MN; grandchildren, Aaron Rudolph (Torrey), Kristin Marshall (Andrew), Martin Chiesl, Mitchell Chiesl, Kara Biederman, Rachel Sessions (Andy), Todd Biederman (Juliana), Kaylee May (Alex), and Kirk Rudolph; nephews, Tom Roberts (Lori) and family, Kelly Close; nieces, Chris Roberts (Ric) and family, Denise Close, and Sharon Close-Mann (Cheryl)      and great-nephew, Kai.

The funeral service will be on Monday, September 19, at 2:00 pm at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 pm, with family present from 2-4 pm, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  The family will also be present on Monday between 12:30 and 1:30 pm at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Pat and family,
    My sincere sympathy to you and all your family. I work at the Ceili Cottage, and though Blaine was here for only a short time, he was a pleasure to have here. We enjoyed his quiet ways of interacting with others, and his smile. He was always so positive and an encouragement to the other participants.
    May you find comfort in your fond memories. God be with you all now at this difficult time.
    Lorelei Reynolds

  2. It was an honor to meet your beautiful family. May your memories provide you comfort and peace. Thanks for the ice cream.

  3. Please accept my sympathy in the passing of Blaine. I feel privileged to have met Blaine through the Canton Garden Club andhonored to have shared a common hobby.

  4. We are so very sorry to hear about Blaine’s passing. It was so nice to see him so happy with his family at Kaylee and Alex’s wedding. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pat, Bill and the rest of the family. We hope your happy memories of Blaine and your time together as a family helps you get through this difficult time.

  5. So many fond memories of your dad. We are all thinking about you—
    Rachel McMurry
    John and Catherine McMurry
    Carla and Doug McMurry-Kozak
    Diane McMurry
    Brent and Suzanne McMurry
    Renee and Brit McMurry-Gilman