The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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November 19, 2012

Mankato man known as gold standard for drummers dies

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MANKATO —

Mankato music store owner Rod Scheitel said Udelhofen drummed locally with a band into his old age, and just watching him doing so provided a window into his lifelong passion.

“He’d sit back there and you could just see that endorphin-release thing,” Scheitel said in comparing what Udelhofen felt when performing to the “runner’s high” distance runners experience.

“He became fluid, and he’d be smiling,” Scheitel said. “As he was playing his drums as an older man, he became a younger man.”

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