OXBOW – Rudolph A. Michalka, 94, died unexpectedly Oct. 17, 2012, in Oxbow. He was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Bridgeport, Conn., son of Joseph and Anna (Polisensky) Michalka.
After serving in the Army during World War II, he moved to Oxbow, married and raised his family. He farmed briefly, then went into logging for the rest of his working days. His passion was the outdoors. He was a registered Maine guide and trapper. He always raised a huge garden and enjoyed sharing its bounty with family and neighbors.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce (Willard) Michalka; four children, Susan Bushey and husband, John, of Houlton, Daniel of Windsor, Calif., Andrew and wife, Sue, of Mapleton and Timothy and wife, Sue, of San Diego; two stepchildren, Richard Greenlaw and wife, Sue, of Gahanna, Ohio, and Judith Estey and husband, J. Wayne, of Oxbow; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
At Rudy’s request, there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are a service of Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St., Ashland. To leave condolences online, please visit www.ouellettefuneralhome.com.