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Rudolph Duenweg  

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.

23 Sep 1939, Saturday, Terre Haute Tribune, p.1
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 friends.

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.

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 church.

R uldoph Duenweg was attracted to the medical profession from his earliest years, and after completing the courses of study in the Terre Haute public schools. matric ulated 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 reg ular 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 Es ulapiane 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.

22 Sep 1939, Friday, Terre Haute Tribune, p.1

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