Rudolph, Paul Jerome

Rudolph, Paul Jerome

May 3, 1965 – October 3, 2013
Age 48, of St Paul, MN. A great dad, loving son and a very cool bro. Born May 3, 1965 in Albert Lea, MN. Left this mortal plane October 3, 2013 dying peacefully at home in his living room chair with family present. His work here is done and the pain is over. Diagnosed in June with Stage-4 Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma. Paul’s last months were lived in a strong and calm way as he battled his cancer, treating others in a courteous and civil manner until the very end, concerned more about how they were doing than how he was feeling. Paul was a man of integrity. He spent his adult life running printing presses at various Twin City locations. Handy with tools he built a rideable Kawasaki 900 Z1 motorcycle from the ground up, worked on and repaired his own vehicles, if something needed fixing Paul knew how to get it done. A backyard gardener he always shared his bounty, cherry tomatoes by the 100s being his favorite. He enjoyed most of all being a dad, riding his bicycle, fishing, canoeing, and camping. Paul is survived by his son, Aaron, the best thing that ever happened in his life. Also by his parents, Allen & Virginia of Sun City, AZ. Survived by sister, Lynn Janzen of Rochester who was Paul’s biggest advocate during the time he spent in hospitals this summer and who was by his side 24/7 providing care and comfort until the very end; also by brothers, Mark of Minneapolis, Gary of Sun City, AZ and Kurt of Cody, WY; brother-in-law, Bud Janzen of Rochester who Paul called his big brother because of their similar interests; niece, Laura (Dr. Reid) Johnson of Minneapolis; nephews, Cody, Jeremiah and Tyler; stepchildren, Amber and Allen, who he took into his heart and loved as his own; step grandson, Landen; ex wife, Dawn; other friends and relatives. Preceded in death by his grandparents. We would like to thank all those who provided Paul with care and comfort and treated him with respect during this time; St Johns and the U of M Fairview hospitals and their medical staffs and especially their wonderful nursing staffs who are the backbones of these institutions; the home care provided by nurse Patty Johnson and the home hospice team and nurse Rick Mickelson who all made Paul’s onward journey easier. Memorial service Monday, October 7, at 12 noon with visitation at 11 AM at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 1078 Rice St N, St Paul. Memorials directed to Aaron, Paul’s son.