Rudolph Deines 1938 - 2013 Ozawkie

Rudolph “Rudy” Deines, 75, of Ozawkie, passed away November 2, 2013, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka.

Rudy was born February 12, 1938, in Hays, KS, son of Henry Deines, Sr. and Amalia Fabrizius Deines. He graduated from Trego Community High School in 1956 and attended college at Fort Hays State University.

Rudy married Bonnie Schwien on December 18, 1960, in WaKeeney, KS.

He worked as a lineman for R.E.A., Great Bend, KS, from 1961-1966, a trooper for the Kansas Highway Patrol from 1966-1972, an investigator for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation from 1972-1979, and a special investigator for the Kansas Animal Health Department Brand Division from 1979 until his retirement in 2012.

Rudy was a member of First Lutheran Church, Lake Perry Optimist Club, and Jefferson West School Board.

Rudy is survived by his wife, Bonnie Deines, Ozawkie; son, Wylie (Linda) Deines, Springfield, MO; step granddaughter, Autumn (Jerome) Bennett and their daughter Amaya, Oklahoma City, OK; daughter, Shelly (Walter) Finn and granddaughter, Jordan Biggs, Ozawkie; step grandson, Brian (Anne) Finn and their daughter Caidance, Leawood, KS; step granddaughter, Julianne (Joses) Vickery and their son, Sterling, Raytown, MO; sister, Hedwig Niedens, WaKeeney; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Hilda Deines, Henry Deines, Jr., Edwin Deines, and Esther Schartz; and twin sons.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at First Lutheran Church, 1234 SW Fairlawn Road, Topeka. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be directed to First Lutheran Church, 1234 SW Fairlawn Road, Topeka, KS 66604.

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