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After his death, family discovered ‘Uncle Rudy’ was in KKK

Published 03/02/2013, INFORUM

FARGO – Neila Mae Johnson knew the amiable family friend as “Uncle Rudy.” Rudolph Bener was an immigrant from Croatia and spoke with a thick Slavic accent. He worked for years at the Ford plant on Broadway, and listed his occupation when he immigrated to Fargo in 1910 as mechanic.

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