Dr. Duenweg Dies Suddenly at Cottage
Funeral services for Dr. Rudolp Duenweg were held from the P. J. Ryan & Sons funeral home,
Terre Haute, Sunday afternoon with Euclid Lodge No. 573, F & A. M. in charge
The Elks Lodge of Sorrow was held at the funeral home Saturday night. Burial was in Highland
Dr. Duenweg died at his summer home here Friday morning at 11:30 o'clock
He had been coming to Lake Mazinkuckee since boyhood, and had spent much of his time
during his illness seeking to recuperate his health here.
About four years ago he became seriously ill, but in the past several months seemed to b e
improving and the report ofhis death brought sorrow to a large circle of friends.
Born in Terre Haute 49 years ago, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Duenweg, Dr.
DUneweg obtained his early education in the Terre Haute schools, graduating from
WIley High School and then entered the University of Louisville where he won distunguished
scholastic honors and recongnition as an all-state football player.
FOllowing his college graduation and internship he returned to Terr Haute and took up his
profession. He was a physician there for 23 years.
A leader in civic and fraternal circles he was a member of the Shrine, Knights Templar, a
thirty-second degree Mason, the Elks, a charter member of the American Legion, and a
member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeon and had always treasured
the memory of his clos association with Major General Wood as detachment commander
at Camp Funston, Mo.
Surviving him are jis widow, Mrs Lilliam Brown DUneqweg; two daughters Barbara Louise
and Suzanne Gail; three sisters: Mrs. Carl Reynolds and Mrs J. O. Klemp of Terre Haute and
Mrs. E. O. Jakle of SOuth Bend and his brothers: MAx J. and RObert Duneweg. -
Sep 27 1939 - Citizen
DR. DUENWEG IS TAKEN BY DEATH
Dr. Rudolph DUENWEG, 49 years old, died at his summer home at Culver Friday morning at
11:30 o'clock. Dr. DUENWEG about four years ago become seriously ill and since that time
has been seeking to recuperate his health. He had been a practicing physician in Terre
Haute for the past 25 years.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lillian DUENWEG; two daughters, Barbara Louis (sic) and
Susanna GAIL; three sisters, Mrs. Carl REYNOLDS, Mrs. J ulia O. KLEMP and Mrs. Edward
O JAKLE, and two brothers, Max J. DUENWEG and Robert DUENWEG.
Definite funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, but close associates and
friends expressed the belief that the body would be brought to Terre Haute for the
services and burial.
MAKE PLANS FOR DUENWEG RITES
Body Brought Here From Culver Where Death Occurred Friday Morning
Funeral services for Dr. Rudolph DUENWEG will be held from the P.J. Ryan & Sons funeral
home, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Euclid Lodge No. 573, F. & A.M., in charge.
The Elks Lodge of Sorrow will be held at the funeral home Saturday night at 8 o'clock.
Burial is to be in Highland Lawn cemetery.
Dr. Rudolph DUENWEG, 49 years old, died at his summer home in Culver Friday morning
at 11:30 o'clock. About four years ago become seriously ill, but in the past several months
seemed to be improving and the report of his death brought sorrow to a large circle of
Born in Terre Haute 49 years ago, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene DUENWEG,
Dr. DUENWEG obtained his early education in the Terre Haute schools, graduated from
Wiley High School and then entered the University of Louisville where he won
distinguished scholastic honors and recognition as an all-state football player. Following
his college graduation and internship he returned to Terre Haute and took up his
profession. He was a physician here for 23 years.
A leader in civic and fraternal circles he was a member of the Shrine, Knights Templar,
a thirty-second degree Mason, the Elks, a charter member of the American Legion
and a member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons and had always
treasured the memory of his close association with Major General WOOD as detachment
commander at Camp Funtson, Mo.
Surviving him are the widow, Mrs. Lillian BROWN DUENWIG; two daughters, Barbara
Louise and Suzanne GAIL; three sisters, Mrs. Carl REYNOLDS and Mrs. J.O. KLEMP of
Terre Haute and Mrs. E. O. JAKLE of South Bend, and his brothers, Max J. and Robert
DUENWIG. 23 Sep 1939, Saturday, Terre Haute Tribune, p.1
History of Indiana from Its Exploration to 1922 By Logan Esarey, William F. Cronin
Also an Account of Vigo County From its Organization - Pg. 254 -5
Rudolph Duenweg, M.D. , who, though still a young man, has already made an enviable
reuptation for himself at Terre Haute where he is engaged in the practice of medicine
was born in this city December 8, 1890, the son of
Eugene and Wilhelmina (Glass)
Duenweg, both natives of Germany. Eugene Duneweg came to Terre Haute
from his native country whe he was about twenty-one years of age, and here married
Wilhelmina Glass, who came hither at the age of seventeen. Together the reared a
family of ten children, of whom nine are now living and taking an active part in the
commercial and professional life of this city. The father was for twenty-seven years
manager of the Miller Brewing Company of Terre Haute, and in this position attained a
considerable degree of prosperity. He died in 1900 at the age of fifty-eight years, his
wife surviving him until 1921, when she passed away at the age of sixty-eight. They
were known as constructive citizens of this commmunity and were always workers in
the cause of civic improvement. Both were devout members of the German Lutheran
Ruldoph Duenweg was attracted to the medical profession from his earliest years,
and after completing the courses of study in the Terre Haute public schools.
matriculated in the Medical Department of the University of Louisville, Ky.,
from which he graduated in 1913 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He then
served a one year internship in a hospital at Louisville, and also served as an intern
for a like period in New York City. He then returned to Terre Huate, where he had
been practicing for two years when the United States entered the World War. Dr.
Duneweg enlisted in the regular army, and was commissioned in the Medical Corps.
He served with distinction and at the close of the war was assistant Camp Surgeon at
Camp Funston, Kas. He was hornorably discharged from the service of his country in
Februry, 1919, and immediately returned to Terre Huate, since which time he has
been rapidly building up a large and growing practice here. He belongs to the County,
State and American Medical Associations, the Terre Haute Academy of Medicine, and
the Esulapiane Society. He is prominent in Masonic circles, being a Blue Lodge, Royal
Arch and Thiry-second degree Scottish Rite Mason, belonging also to the Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine. He is a values member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks, and holds membership in the Knights of Pythias.
Dr. Duneweg was married December 8, 1920 to Lillian Brown daughter of well-known-
residents of Terre Haute, and to this union one child, Barbara Louise, was born
December 28, 1921. Dr. Duneweg maintains offices at No. 412 Tribune Building,
while his residence is located at No. 524-A South Fifth Street.