Phyllis Marie (Horning) Rudolf, 77, entered her eternal home to greet her husband, LeRoy, on their 59thwedding anniversary, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 8, at Zion Lutheran Church in Bismarck with Rev. Thomas R. Marcis Jr. officiating. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Phyllis was born in Bismarck, the daughter of Robert and Annie (Weixel) Horning on December 4, 1939. She was raised on a farm in the Baldwin area and later in Bismarck. Phyllis graduated from Bismarck High School in 1957. She married LeRoy Rudolf on May 2, 1958, and they had two children, Terry Lee and Kim Marie.
Throughout her life, Phyllis worked at Eva’s Ceramics, School of Hope and Stoner’s Safeway. She created many beautiful ceramic pieces which many of her family members are still enjoying. At one time, Phyllis was called “Rummage Sale Rose”. Throughout the years, she was able to purchase enough Depression Glass to make up three sets of dishes. During their retirement, LeRoy and Phyllis would frequent the thrift stores on a weekly basis. If someone they knew was collecting anything, they would probably find it. Phyllis also enjoyed playing cards, bird watching, crocheting, embroidery and read many, many books.
Phyllis is survived by her son, Terry Lee Rudolf; daughter, Kim Marie Fischer; grandchildren, Dustin Fischer, April Lee and Kaitlin Kroll; great-grandchildren, Destini, David, Abigail, Tegan, and Michael; and many nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; her parents, Robert & Annie Horning; her grandson, Caine Fischer; her sister and brother-in-law, Alice & Harley Miller.