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Rudolf Smirnov, 92

Rudolf Smirnov, 92, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin passed away Sunday, February 12, at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Rudy was born May 9, 1924, in Romania, Austria, to Nicoluas and Josefa (Zeder) Smirnov. He married Anna Grabendorfer on April 23, 1946, in Ingolstadt, Germany, and worked as a Master Cabinet Maker. Rudy and Anna, along with several family members moved to the United States in 1952.

Rudy is survived by his wife, Anna Smirnov; grandson, Ben Smirnov; grand-daughters, Candella (Matt) Jarocki and Lacy Smirnov; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Rudolf Joseph Smirnov; four brothers and three sisters.

A Funeral Service for Rudy will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Hill Funeral Home in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. A Visitation for Rudy will be one hour prior to service.

Burial will be at Trimbelle Cemetery in Ellsworth, Wisconsin.

Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services will be serving the family. Visit our online guestbook at