Robert Rude, age 71, of Tolna, ND, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at the Nelson County Health System Hospital in McVille, ND.
Robert Rude, age 71, of Tolna, ND, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at the Nelson County Health System Hospital in McVille, ND. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Sigdal Lutheran Church, rural Tolna. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. family service in the Sigdal Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Sigdal Church Cemetery. He was born Nov. 27, 1947, in McVille to Norman and Hazel (Blakis) Rude. He graduated High School from Tolna Public and then went on to get his degree in Farm Mechanics at NDSSS. While there, he met Mary Platt and they were later married in June of 1968. They had three children and lost Mary suddenly in 1982. He then met and married June Wass in Aug. of 1987. June had two children from a previous marriage. He also suddenly lost June in May 2004. He met Wilma Davidson and they were currently living on the family farm. Robert was a volunteer for the Tolna Fire Department, served in the American Legion for 45 years after serving in the ND Air National Guard, he was an avid outdoors man. He enjoyed watching his Nascar and spending time with his dogs when not farming or trucking for Altendorf Trucking. He will be remembered and missed by; his mother, Hazel Rude, Tolna; significant other, Wilma Davidson; five children, Paulette (Tony) Janusz, Thief River Falls, MN, Donna (Phil) Emmert, Tampa, FL, Donald (Sheila) Rude, Tolna, Brian Vanek, Wahpeton, ND, Richard (Nikki) Rude West Fargo, ND, Michelle Altendorf, Warwick, ND; 15 grandkids and three great-grandchildren; a brother, David Rude, Tolna; and a sister, Lois (Dale) Muhlenpoh, Woodbury, MN; many nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by; his father, Norman Rude; wives, Mary Rude and June Rude. Arrangements are with Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home, McVille.