Alumni Memories

Hedi Rudloff: an Extraordinary Life

By Winfried Rudloff

How would you pay homage to an individual who accompanied you along the road of life for more than six decades? A few months ago Winfried Rudloff (Ph.D. EE ’65) contacted IIT Magazine about sharing the story of his beloved “Hedi” with his Illinois Tech classmates and other readersHis essay “Hedi Rudloff: an Extraordinary Life,” which also includes colorful recollections about Chicago and Illinois Tech from the 1960s through Rudloff’s 50-year class reunion, is featured in this special “Alumni Memories” section of the online edition of IIT Magazine.

This piece became even more touching when Winfried Rudloff sent word to IIT Magazine that Hedi had passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 24.