Rud, Arthur Duane “Art” (1928-2014)

Arthur D. Rud, age 86, of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away Friday, July 5, 2014. He transitioned to his New Life while at home with family by his side.

Arthur Duane Rud was born on March 24, 1928 in Warren, MN, the son of Arthur C. and Cecilia A. (Bjorge) Rud. Arthur grew up in Marsh Grove Township and graduated from Newfolden High School in 1946. Arthur served in the Air Force (Atomic Energy Division), 1952 to 1956

On June 28, 1952, he was united in marriage to Viola Lucille Williamson. Art and Viola returned to Warren (1956), moved to the family farm (1957), and built a new home in Newfolden in 1962. When in Newfolden, Arthur was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he served on the church Council and was a Sunday school teacher. Art was a volunteer Fireman for the Newfolden Fire Department. Over the years, Art’s business activities included ownership of the Newfolden Standard Oil Station, owner/operator of his own grain semi-trucks, and owner of 59 & 1 Trailer Service. He ‘retired’ in 1990, but worked part-time in farming. He and Viola enjoyed winters in Arizona until 2011. Since 2006, Art and Viola have lived in East Grand Forks where Art was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Arthur enjoyed farming and business ownership, fishing, camping, travel, and conversation. Lately, he was faithful in lawn mowing at Our Savior’s, and Hegland Cemetery, Pennington County. He was devoted to God, family, friends, and church.

Family members of Arthur include his wife, Viola; children: Renee Mabey, Keith (Marty) Rud and Brian Rud; grandchildren: Steven (Liz), Melinda (Kurt Larson), Janna (Dane Crossley), Sarah, and JonathanLi; great-grandson, Radin; sister, Betty Gustafson; brother, Halward (Ardelle) Anderson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Mildred Anderson Rud and an infant son Steven Craig Rud.

[Interred Oak Grove cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky