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Rudolph "Rudy" Allen Oblak

November 4, 1945 October 16, 2021
Rudolph "Rudy" Allen Oblak
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Obituary for Rudolph "Rudy" Allen Oblak

Rudolph “Rudy” Allen Oblak, proud Navy Vietnam veteran, of Hartland Township, Michigan passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the age of 75.

Rudy was born in Highland Park, Michigan on November 4, 1945 to the late Matthew and Esther Oblak. He graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit, Michigan in 1963. Rudy enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War and served proudly as a Navy Seabee. He married Linda, the mother of their two children, and the two were married for 29 years before she passed away in 2000.

He worked for many years as a sheet metal worker. He treasured time spent with his grandchildren and attending all their sporting events. It was later in life, after retirement, that he met his loving companion, Fran DeLauder, and the two of them truly enjoyed life for 12 years together, Rudy loved to travel, especially on cruises. He always enjoyed Caribbean cruises as well as a trip to Alaska. They traveled all over Europe and saw many beautiful places together.

In his free time, Rudy loved the water, boating, Scotch, and heading west to Las Vegas.

Beloved husband of the late Linda Oblak. Father of Allen Oblak (Heather) and Natalie Capoccia (Jay). Proud grandfather of Jacob Reid, Reid Oblak, and Ethan Oblak. Brother of Cheryl McGuigan (Ralph), Jane Lerg (Ken), Matt Oblak (Kim), and the late Donna Long (Mickey). Also survived by his longtime loving companion, Fran DeLauder, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 10:00am until the time of memorial service at 3:00pm at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 404 E. Liberty St. in Milford, MI 48381.
The family has requested that all visitors wear a mask while at the funeral home.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to Brigham and Women’s Hospital , Development Office, 116 Huntington Avenue, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116, or directly on line at


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