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BELLMAN, Rudolph "Rudy"

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BELLMAN, Rudolph "Rudy." (Rickardsville, IA, Apr. 15, 1935--Dubuque, IA, May 30, 2023) The son of Herman and Mathilda Farni Bellmann, Rudy attended Sacred Heart grade school and St. Columbkille’s High School. He served from 1957 until 1960 in the United States Army. He received his teaching degree from LORAS COLLEGE and joined the staff of the DUBUQUE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT where he taught at the secondary level until 1997. He married Joan Haxmeier at St. Catherine’s Church in St. Catherine, IA, on June 18, 1966. Upon his retirement from teaching in 1997, he and his wife founded The Golden View Newspaper.

Rudy was very active at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. He also served on the board of Mental Health America, and later on the board of Envision Mental Health.

In 1997, he was inducted into the Loras College National Catholic Basketball Hall of Fame for his work on the tournament. In 2009, he was named, along with his wife, outstanding volunteer fundraisers for the Tri-State Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Rudy donated many gallons of blood over the years giving every three months.



Obituaries, Dubuque Today, June 1, 2023