Ralph O. Rudd, 85, of Mexico, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Pin Oaks Nursing Center in Mexico.
Cremation. A graveside service was held Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at St. Brendan Cemetery, with Fr. John Schmitz officiating.
He was born March 30, 1923, in Miami, the son of the late Frank and Lura Rudd. On May 9, 1944, he married Frances O'Brien at St. Brendan Catholic Church. She survives of the home. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He worked at Missouri Power & Light, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church and was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Bob Rudd of Paris; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Malan of Miami.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers.