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Rodney Louis Drunasky

Male 1936 - 2006  (69 years)


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  • Name Rodney Louis Drunasky 
    Born 14 Jun 1936 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 2006 
    Buried Trinity Garden On Grounds Of All Saints Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35449  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2006 

    Father Louis Charles Drunasky,   b. 13 May 1894, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1945, Madison, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Frances Dolan,   b. 19 May 1894, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1944, Madison, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1915 
    Family ID F3606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Vicki Lynne Drunasky,   b. 7 Apr 1966,   d. 16 Dec 1967, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2006 
    Family ID F11262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary: HORICON - Rodney Drunasky, age 69, died on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at his home, in Horicon. Rod was born on June 14, 1936, in Madison, to the late Louis and Charlotte (Dolan) Drunasky. Following the death of his parents, he was raised by his sister, Bea and Clem Wolfe, with their two children, Bruce and Jackie. Rod graduated from Waterloo High School in 1955. He also built and raced stock cars in Columbus, Jefferson, and Oregon. He went into the U.S. Navy for four years where he received his boiler training. During that time, he was stationed in Japan for 2 1/2 years. He tended boilers at Wisconsin School for Boys in Wales. Rod obtained his state license for boiler inspector in 1966. In 1972, he worked for his nuclear inspector license and worked for various companies. A colleague is quoted as saying that Rod was "one of a kind and there wont be one like him again." On Dec. 11, 1965, Rod was united in marriage with Beverly Kohls at Trinity Lutheran Church, Reeseville. They made their first home in Jefferson and from there, moved to Rockford, Ill. While in Rockford, they welcomed the birth of two children, Brendan "Dan" and Kimberly. In 1972, the family moved to Dousman, where Rod continued to inspect boilers in the Milwaukee area. In fall 1973, they moved to Horicon, where he continued to inspect boiler machinery and paper mills in central Wisconsin until he retired. Rod was a member and an usher at St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Horicon, for a number of years. He was active in the Horicon American Legion Post No. 157, and had been a member of the Horicon Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed socializing, antique tractor pulls, playing cards, and watching sports and World War II movies. His favorite activity, however, was playing with his granddaughters. Rod is survived by his wife of 40 years, Beverly Drunasky of Horicon; his son, Brendan "Dan" Drunasky of Horicon; his daughter, Kimberly (Thomas) Allen of De Pere; two granddaughters,Anna Renae and Kate Marie Allen, both of De Pere; three sisters, Beatrice Wolfe Barth of Sun Prairie, Bernadine Knudson of Sun Prairie, and Ruth Hulsebus of Freeport, Ill.; his brother, Robert (Rita) Drunasky of Sun Prairie; brothers-in-law, Richard (Linda) Kohls of Mayville, and John Kohls of Horicon; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends Rod was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Vicki Lynne, in 1966; and a sister, Mary Ellen Schwebs. Friends and family may call on Sunday, May 21, 2006, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at ST. STEPHEN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Horicon. Funeral services will follow on Sunday at the church beginning at 3 p.m. The Rev. Daniel Seehafer will officiate. Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery, Reeseville. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Horicon American Legion Post No. 157.