Alan S. Rudnick, 73, of Elkhart Lake has passed after a short, but fervent fight with cancer. He was born March 23rd, 1949 at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital to Milton and Evelyn (Bensman) Rudnick. He attended Washington Elementary, Urban Middle and North High, graduating in 1967. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, graduating in 1971 with a degree in Political Science and Secondary Education.
Alan worked for Goldblatt’s Department Stores in Chicago as well as Prange’s in Madison before returning home to Sheboygan in 1977 to become the third generation President of Rudnick Jewelers. He steered the family firm for 42 years until 2019 when he retired. Alan was a proud member of Sheboygan County and believed strongly in community service. He served on many committees, non-profit boards and as an elected official. Some of his activities include Board President of John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Board President, Sheboygan Child Care Center/Little Red School House, President of the Aurora Foundation, President and Founder of the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Education Foundation, President of the Harbor Centre Business Improvement District, member of the Noon Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Rocky Knoll Foundation Board. He served one year as member of the Town of Rhine Board of Supervisors, and another as a member of the Elkhart Lake Board of Trustees. Alan was elected Elkhart Lake Village President for five-two year terms overseeing ten years of growth and prosperity in the village.
After returning to Sheboygan, Alan met and married Pamela Dallas in 1979 with whom he had two sons. They resided on Crystal Lake until 2007 when the family moved into the Village of Elkhart Lake. Alan was an avid golfer and loyal Green Bay Packers fan.
Alan was preceded in death by his Parents, Milton and Evelyn Rudnick as well as a sister, Beverly Jo Rudnick. He is survived by his wife Pamela and his two sons, Paul (Sarah) Rudnick of Elkhart Lake and Jeffery Rudnick of Elkhart Lake and his beloved granddaughter, Beatrix Rudnick of Elkhart Lake. He is further survived by his older brother Stuart (Doreen Braverman) Rudnick of Los Angeles California as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.
Per Alan’s wishes there will be no funeral and the family asks that in lieu of flowers, to please make a donation to Sharon Richardson Hospice or the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Education Foundation. The family would like to thank everyone at Sharon Richardson Hospice, St. Nicholas Hospital and especially Dr. Mark Bettag for seeing them all though this.