She was born in Rich Fountain to Frank Rudroff and Mary A. Richter Rudroff. She was married on October 2, 1934 in Rich Fountain to Anthony George Fechtel who died on May 1, 1991. Survivors include one son, Rich A. Fechtel, Jefferson City; five daughters, Gloria M. Brunnert and Jeanne F. Redel, both of Vienna; Carole A. Cavender, Linn; and Marilyn G. Wilde and Judy C. VanderFeltz, both of Westphalia; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; and one brother, Eddie Rudroff, Florissant. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, where she served as organist for twenty years; St. Ann's Ladies Sodality; Westphalia Historical Society; and Western Catholic Union. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church or School, P.O. Box 116, Westphalia, MO 65085; or a charity of the donor's choice.
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