Kathleen "Kate" A. Rudebeck

May 1, 1951March 12, 2018

Peoria- Kathleen “Kate” A. (Mooney) Rudebeck, 66, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Monday, March 12, 2018. Karl Eckhoff will officiate the celebration of life service at noon Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria, Il. The visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Kate was born in St. Louis, Mo., on May 1, 1951. There she met the love of her life, Tony Rudebeck, with whom she shared 47 wonderful years of marriage, and after seven months, is finally reunited with him in Heaven.

She is survived by her mother, Audrey Atkinson; two sons, Scott (Maureen) Rudebeck, and Joseph (Jennifer) Rudebeck; five grandchildren: Zachary, Tony, John, Luke, and Alayna, one brother, Terry; three sisters: Pat, Susan, and Kit; and a host of much loved in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. An active member in her church and a true servant of Christ, she taught Sunday School for over twenty-five years to God’s precious little children. She also selflessly volunteered countless hours at Christ Lutheran School.

A gifted cook and hostess, Kate truly encompassed what it meant to have a kind and welcoming spirit. Kate lived everyday for her Lord and loved her family and friends fiercely. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation be given to the Christ Lutheran School Adopt-a-Student-Fund, a mission close to her heart.


  • Henry Mooney, Father
  • Audrey (Sieveking) Atkinson, Mother
  • Tony Rudebeck, Husband
  • Scott and Maureen Rudebeck, Son
  • Joseph and Jennifer Rudebeck, Son
  • ~ Zachary, Tony, John, Luke, and Alayna, Grandchildren
  • ~ Terry, Brother
  • ~ Pat, Susan, and Kit, Sisters
  • ~ Host of Much Loved In-Laws, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends
  • Kate is preceded in death by her father, Henry Mooney and her husband, Tony Rudebeck.

  • Christ Lutheran School Adopt-A-Student-Fund


  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 17, 2018

Kathleen "Kate" A. Rudebeck

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March 13, 2018

To Kate's dear loved ones:
Kathy and I want to express our sincere sympathies at your sudden loss. We can't imagine how you feel with the memory of Tony's loss so fresh in all your minds and now Kate. The silver lining is that Kate and Tony are together in the mansions of heaven with their Saviour! May the comfort of our Heavenly Father be with you all as you cling to the memories of Kate and say your earthly good-byes. Love in Christ, Mike & Kathy Lelm.