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Obituary: Alois "Al" Donald Rudnicki

Alois "Al" Donald Rudnicki, 84, of Cloquet passed away July 1, 2022, in Essentia Health Moose Lake. He was born May 16, 1938, in Cook to John and Harriet Rudnicki. He graduated from Cloquet High School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Minnesota Army National Guard. He was a St. Louis County corrections officer and spent time as a Solway township constable until retiring. Al enjoyed cars and spending time at swap meets and garage sales. He was active in Ducks Unlimited and Deer Hunters Association banquets with his twin brother, Art. He especially enjoyed time at his cabin on Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota. He loved his special pizza dinners with daughter Katie.

Al was preceded in death by his

parents; daughter Debie Rudnicki; twin brother Arthur Rudnicki; and sister JoAnn Koch.

He is survived by his wife, May, of Cloquet; daughters Barbara AbuOdeh of Mankato, Krissy (Dan) Nynas of South Carolina and Katie Rudnicki of Cloquet; two grandchildren, Desiree and Noah AbuOdeh; sister-in-law Irene Rudnicki; brother-in-law Dave Koch; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Thomson Township Town Hall, 25 E. Harney Road in Esko. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.

Pine Knot News July 22, 2022