ULYSSES, KS- Richard E. Rudzik, age 80, of Ulysses, died December 23, 2019, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. He was born February 17, 1939, in Jetmore, the son of Connie and Doris Stoskopff Rudzik. Graduated in 1957 from Jetmore High School as salutatorian.

Richard married Zana Walters on July 19, 1974 in Dodge City, She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Chance Rudzik of Ulysses, and Chad Rudzik of Meade; daughters, Jodi Rudzik of Cimarron, Leslie Bessette of Richfield, Jara Carlson of Beatrice, NE, and Artrisha Moyer of Ulysses; brother, Don Rudzik of Jetmore; sisters, JoAnn Rehmert of Dodge City, and Mary Lou Fagan of Florissant, CO; and 15 grandchildren. Richard is preceded in death by his father, Connie Rudzik, and mother, Doris Steerman.

Funeral service will be December 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Ulysses with Mike Anderson and Pastor Gerry Dupuis officiating. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Friends may call December 26, 2019, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Ulysses High School or Ulysses Church of Christ in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.