Rudolph J. “Rudy” Feiner
Rudolph J. “Rudy” Feiner age 84 of Plain passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on May 8, 1938, the son of Herman and Celia (Meixelsperger) Feiner. Rudy had seven sisters, Del, Janette, Ann, Cele, Arlene, Alice, Phyllis and a brother, Kenny. They were all born and raised on the home farm in Wilson Creek in the Township of Spring Green. Rudy was a graduate of St. Luke’s Elementary and High School, was a lifetime member of the parish and a member of the Plain American Legion Post #398. He served in the US Army and Army Reserves from March 1957 to April 1961. He married the love of his life, Ilene Ruhland on August 22, 1959. Together they raised seven children on their home farm in Wilson Creek. In 1973 Rudy was one of the 13 graduates of the Adult Farming Training course at MATC. Rudy was dedicated to dairy cows, farming and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed playing ball, especially with his children and neighborhood children after chores were finished in the evenings. He loved to hunt and thanked his uncle Frank for helping him start deer hunting. Rudy had a good sense of humor and liked nothing better than a good debate. He served on the Township of Spring Green board for 20 years and was also on the planning committee at the River Valley Schools and Township of Spring Green. He served on the finance and endowment committees at the St. Luke’s Parish for over 45 years. He was a chapter member of the Plain Knights of Columbus and a member of the Spring Green Rod & Gun Club. He was a strong believer in having his priorities in order (faith, family, farming then fun). He loved reading anything pertaining to government whether it was local, state, federal, historical, political or financial. He always wanted to stay in the “know” about the country. Rudy loved being around people and if he didn’t know you, he would ask who you were and where you were from and then the conversation would begin. Rudy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ilene Feiner; seven children, Gary (Linda) Feiner, Amy (Ted) Klein, Mona Jacobson, Terry Feiner and Monica Dedrick, Tom (Tonia) Feiner, Todd (Renee) Feiner, Jason (Jodi) Feiner, 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two sisters, Phyllis Feiner, Ann Deets; a sister-in-law, Deniece Feiner; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Celia Feiner, a brother, Ken Feiner, five sisters, Del Ruhland, Janette Umhoefer, Cele Feiner, Arlene Feiner and Alice Sacca. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Fr. Garrett Kau will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Catholic School.
Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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