Selmer Rudser

Selmer Eloyd Rudser, age 84 of rural Viroqua, died Friday May 24, 2019.

Sample ImageSelmer (Sam) E. Rudser, 84, of Viroqua passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at LaCrosse Gunderson Lutheran Hospital.


He was born in 1935 to Melvin & Kaia (Christopherson) Rudser (deceased). Selmer was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at Zion Lutheran church.

Selmer married Clarice Marie Furaas in 1964. She preceded him in death on January 21, 2011.  They have two sons, Bryan (Kristine) and grandchildren Nathaniel and Ashley of Evansville, WI and Brent and grandchildren Andrew, Peter and Mari, of Minnetonka, MN.

Selmer is also survived by; two brothers Marion (Carol) and Sigurd (Marilyn) and two sisters Arvella (widowed) and Sonja (Lloyd) Olson.


After serving in the Marine Corps, Selmer was employed by GM in Janesville, WI for nearly 44 years. Selmer was a good-hearted person, always ready to help anybody in need, and active in the Lutheran church throughout his life. He was an expert at all things mechanical and was a loving husband and father.



Family and friends are invited to Zion Lutheran Church in rural Viroqua to celebrate Selmer's life on Saturday, June 1.  Visitation will begin at 9am with service to follow at 11am.  Pastor Pete Beckstrand will officiate with burial to follow the service at church cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Zion Lutheran Youth Program at E4250 Hwy 56, Viroqua WI 54665 will be appreciated.


On-line condolences may be offered at

The Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua is serving the family.

(608) 637-2100.

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