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Alyard “Al” O. Rahn

Feb 01, 1937 - Jun 17, 2024


Alyard “Al” Otto Rahn, age 87, of Sheboygan, died on Monday, June 17, 2024, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center. He was born in Sheboygan on February 1, 1937, to the late Alfred and Viola Rahn.
Al had many happy memories of his childhood with two brothers and four sisters growing up on the Rahn family farm. Following his graduation from Howards Grove High School in 1954, Al enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served his country during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. After his Military service Al joined the City of Sheboygan Police Department, he retired in 1989 after 29 years of service. He then took a position with Kohler Hospitality Security and later retired as manager of that department. On October 22, 1966, Al was united in marriage to Judith Matichich at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Sheboygan.
Al was a Trustee and President of the Sheboygan Professional Police Officers Association and he also served on various committees at the Knights of Columbus and the Sheboygan Elks Club, of which he was a member. He was also a Boy Scout Troup Leader, usher, trustee, and chairman of the Human Concerns Committees at St Peter Claver. Al was also one of the founders of the Sheboygan Liars Club. He enjoyed aviation, camping, traveling, and playing cribbage with friends.
Survivors include his wife Judy, of Sheboygan; a son, Chris “CJ” Rahn, of Grafton; siblings, Irene (James) Worminghaus, of Howards Grove, Eldon Rahn, of Sheboygan, Virginia “Ginny” Genske, of Mosel; a brother-in-law, Lyle Schoenfeld, of Sheboygan; and a sister-in-law, Judy Rahn, of Sheboygan. Al was further survived by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Delores Schoenfeld, brother, Leslie Rahn, his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy, and Donald Fischer, two sisters-in-law, Kathy Rahn and Char Rahn, and a brother-in-law, Larry Genske.
A Mass of Christian Burial for both Judy and Al will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan. Family and friends may gather at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will take place at Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions in Judy and Al’s name to Rocky Knoll Health Care, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, or any charity of choice.

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Saturday Jul 20, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]


Date: Saturday Jul 20, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]



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Lois (Landwehr) Ratajczak

You all have my deepest condolences

Bogenschuetz, Joan

My Deepest Sympathy CJ and families.

Karen Stentz

Al’s homemade pizza was the best and so was he! Kind and classy. Fly high my friend. My deepest sympathies CJ and Judy.

Leone Stewart

Murray and I were saddened to hear about Al's passing. We had been in email contact with him and were aware of the devotion and dedication he had for his wife, Judy. Every time we came back to Sheboygan for a visit with friends and family, we would spend time with Al and Judy. I have known Al since our high school and Civil Air Patrol days. Al and I first met when his older sister Deloris married my Dad's cousin Roman Schuessler. Alyard was a pillar in the community and will be missed. Our condolences to CJ and the family. Leone (Lee) Stewart, Toledo. Ohio

Dennis and Bonnie Korff

Judy and family Sorry for loss. I enjoyed working with Al for many years. He was a good man.

Robin & Steve Cianciola

Chris, we will keep you in our prayers.


Judy, sorry for your loss.

Ann Moreau

My condolences to Judy and CJ. Al played cribbage with my dad. And Judy and my mom were really good friends. Lots of found memories hanging out with the Rahn's!

Paul Majerle

Sorry about your loss. Judy and Paul

Swetha & Badri Aavan

Our heartfelt condolences... Al was a great human and positively impacted many lives.... Our thoughts and prayers are with the family...

terri weber

Picture it-the mid 1970's-i would be babysitting the Meves kids and my friend Debbie would babysit CJ next door. If we were lucky, Al would make homemade pizza. Thin crispy and delicious! Always smiling and such a nice man. My condolences to Judy, and CJ. Rest in Peace Al

Kimberly Fischer

My condolences to my aunts and Uncle and my cousin Cj