Ruda 'Rudy' Wainman

Born: Tue., Sep. 25, 1945
Died: Mon., Jul. 20, 2020

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 25, 2020
Location: Bethel Cemetery

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Ruda ‘Rudy’ M. Wainman, age 74, of Griggsville, IL passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on September 25, 1945 in Griggsville, IL to Clifford ‘Bill’ and Elsie Mae Wheeler Wainman.  He married Karol Smith on May 9, 1985 in Owensboro, KY, and she survives.

Rudy graduated from Griggsville High School and went on to join the United States Army in November 1965 until August 1967.  He served in the Vietnam War most of his active career and earned many medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Expert (Rifle M-16).  After Rudy was Honorably Discharged from the US Army, he began working for International Harvester.  He went on to work for Econ Express which transferred him to Kentucky where he was a fleet manager for several years.  He then worked as a truck driver hauling yachts for Genmar, retiring in 2011. He and Karol relocated back to Pike County in 2016.  Rudy attended the Church of the Nazarene in Griggsville, IL.  He was a self-taught wood worker and was a perfectionist about it.  He loved working in his yard, making it look meticulous and always had a project going.  Rudy enjoyed watching Gunsmoke among other Westerns, and spending time with family as much as he could.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Karol Wainman; stepchildren, Cammie (Garret) Dozier of Auburn, IL and Kenyon Leedy of Pittsfield, IL; two loved sons, Daniel (Shelley) Brennecke and Jeff Brennecke, both of Pittsfield; four grandchildren, Kendra Leedy, Konner Leedy, Tanner Leedy, and Dustin Brennecke; one great grandchild, Gunner Leedy; brother, Richard (Patty) Wainman of Pittsfield, IL; sister, Wanda McCallister of Jacksonville, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Billie Phillips, Donna Jean Gant, and Ruby Sappington Rodriquez.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Bethel Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the Church of the Nazarene in Griggsville.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Ruda 'Rudy''s memory to the following organization:

Griggsville Church of the Nazarene
Griggsville, IL

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larry Bartlett
   Posted Wed July 22, 2020
I remember little Rudy from many years ago. My sincerest condolences to the entire Wainman Family.

Joel, LaDonna and Matthew Bailie
   Posted Wed July 22, 2020
We are so saddened by the loss of a good friend. We have many fond memories of time spent with Rudy and Karol. So thankful for the promise of Heaven and that we will see him again someday. Love and prayers to Karol and all of his family.

Nancy Sargent Ayers
   Posted Thu July 23, 2020
It is with sadness that I express my sympathy to the family. Rudy had such a great personality and sense of humor. My cousin and I took many days of teasing from him in high school and loved every minute of it. I know he will be missed in the community. My prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

Mike and Trish Bradshaw
   Posted Thu July 23, 2020
Rudy was a classmate and great guy. It was great to reconnect when they moved back from Kentucky. Our condolences to the family.

Dorothy and Roger Yaeger
   Posted Thu July 23, 2020
Carole, Cammie and Kenyon , so very sorry to read about Rudy in the paper tonight. You have our deepest sympathy and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dorothy and Roger Yaeger

Ted Surratt
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
So sorry Karol and family, to learn of Rudy's passing. Memories are what we have left to hold on to.

Linda turnbaugh
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss always glad to see you both will miss Rudy's smile and sense of humor

Robert (Bob) Schedel
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathies...
Bob Schedel

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
Karol, my thoughts are with you, Kenyon, and Cammie at this sad time of your loss.
Also special thoughts and memories to the Brennecke family, Danny, Shelley, Jeff, and. Dusty.
I didn’t know Rudy well. My hope for all of you will be pleasant memories to help you now and in the time to come. May God Bless you all.
My Sincere Sympathy,

Traci McDaniel
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020

Dean and I are sending our love and condolences to you and the entire family.

May God lay his healing hands upon you all.

Dean and Traci McDaniel

Clifford Wainman
   Posted Sat July 25, 2020
Sorry to hear of Rudy passing. You and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rudy was a great guy and will be missed by all . God bless you all.

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