OBITUARY

Frederick "Bill" William Rudd

June 3, 1933February 1, 2021

Frederick William “Bill” Rudd, 87, of Broadwater, passed away, February 1, 2021 at the Morrill County Community Hospital. He had complications from a previous surgery and never fully recovered from his bout with the virus. His Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 PM Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with Pastor Ray Cook, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at the Rosehill Cemetery at Broadwater with military honors by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard and the Bridgeport Sons of The American Legion. Memorials may be directed to the church. Online condolences may be left by visiting Bill’s Profile at www.bridgeportmemorialchapel.com

Bill was born June 3, 1933 at Rockwell City, Iowa to Frederick Albert and Edine Rebecca (Stephani) Rudd. He served in the United States Army from April 13, 1953 until his honorable discharge on March 19, 1955. He had a respected military role as he served in Korea and later worked with special services, which earned him several medals.

Bill was a well-loved, friendly man with a wonderful gift of gab and many staunch opinions. He loved where he lived and knew everyone in Broadwater.

He loved the cattle business, brokering cattle owners with pasture owners, as he drove all over the country creating those matches.

He loved his church family and just last Sunday, he drove to church, but was so fatigued, he had to sit just inside the door, and couldn't make to the sanctuary, but he said he heard the whole service. He is sorely missed.

He leaves behind his sisters: Kathleen Rudd and Janice Muirhead; his three children: Carleen Gerjevic, Frederick W. Rudd II, and Michael D. Rudd; one granddaughter: Lisa Gerjevic; nieces, nephews, and several friends.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Todd Faessler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Wiggins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Milo Cardenas, Casket Bearer
  • Phil Anderson, Casket Bearer
  • Scott Schmunk, Casket Bearer
  • Doug Anderson, Casket Bearer
  • Mike Goeman, Casket Bearer
  • Donald Middleton, Casket Bearer
  • DONATIONS

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Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

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Memories

Frederick "Bill" William Rudd

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kevin fettig

February 13, 2021

TO THE FAMILY OF BILL RUDD
WE BOUGHT CATTLE FOR BILLS CUSTOMERS OUT
OF NORTH DAKOTA. BILL WAS A VERY FINE MAN TO
DEAL WITH HE ALWAYS MADE SURE THINGS WHERE RIGHT.
WHEN HE GOT BORED HE WOULD CALL ME AND WE WOULD
TALK ABOUT CATTLE. WE WILL MISS TALKING TO HIM
GREATLY. KEVIN FETTIG CATTLE COMPANY

Jeff Baird

February 3, 2021

I always enjoyed my chats with Bill. We always talked about football. No matter where you went and he saw you, he would stop and say hello. He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed.

melvene vanis

February 2, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing, Carleen. You've been blessed with his kindness and great laugh !
My deepest sympathy to his entire family and friends.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY