WALNUT – Beth Marie Rudiger, age 82, died from COVID-19 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Heritage Health in Walnut.
Beth was born on March 12, 1938 in New Bedford the daughter of Audie and Ruth (Hoffman) Swanson. She married Robert Rudiger on July 21, 1956. He preceded her in death on May 3, 2015. Beth was employed as an Office Manager for 30 years at Kory Farm Equipment in Manlius. She loved her grandsons and watching them play sports. She enjoyed the game of golf, was very competitive, and enjoyed beating her husband and other men at the golf course. She won numerous Club Championships at Coal Creek Country Club and Hidden Lake. One year, she won the Ladies Club Championship and Handicap Championship in the same year! Beth battled Alzheimer’s Disease for 20 years, 15 of those with tremendous love and support from her husband.
Survivors include, one daughter, Rhonda (David) Panzica of Minonk; one son, Audie Rudiger of Dixon; one sister, Vannie McVey of Manlius; one brother, Gene Swanson of Polo; and two grandsons, Nicholas Panzica of Mt. Vernon; and Jonathan Panzica of Peoria.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years and her parents.
Private services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Manlius Ambulance Service.
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