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Rudolph Mark Purser Jr.
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LITTLE BOSTON — Rudolph Mark Purser Jr., passed away on Aug. 21. He was 63.

He was born on Sept. 4, 1949 in Bremerton.

Rudy worked as a commercial diver and also worked for Pope and Talbot and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe over his lifetime. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He received the Meritorious Citation for Excellence, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star, Combat Action Ribbon and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea).

Rudy enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, sports and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; parents, Rudolph and Rose Purser; sister, Marcelene (George) Sparks; children, Darren (Leah), Shawn (Sheila), Troy (Heather), Jason (Abby), Jonelle (Wayne), Tonya (John), Carmelita, and Doreen (Luis).

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Robecca, Justin, Cynthia, Kaylee, Austin, Morgan, Jack, Jacquilyn, Anthony, Travis, Dana, Hillary, Issac, Taylor, Ashton, Jordan, Jarod, Hailey, Jack, Indika, Shelby, Rebecca, Desmond, Cecily, Vanessa, and Delanie; and six great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service on Aug. 29, 1 p.m., at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Gym in Little Boston.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Port Gamble Tribal Hunters Safety Gun Club.

Sign the online guest book at

— Family of Rudolph Mark Purser Jr.



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