John Eugene Ruda
ATWOOD -- John Eugene Ruda, 90, died Sunday (Jan. 6, 2002) at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood.
He was born June 21, 1911, on the family homestead in the Driftwood Township near Atwood to Frank and Stephana (Horinek) Ruda. He attended the North Divide country school and a school in Brainard. He graduated from Atwood High School in 1929 and then attended Coyne Electronic School in Chicago, Ill.
On Aug. 1, 1934, he married Rose E. Sis at St. John's Catholic Church in Rawlins County.
They farmed land in Driftwood Township from 1934-1948 and then purchased the Hoskiss land in Central Township and moved their home to that location. This farm was the first to receive the Banker's Award in the Soil Conservation Program.
He was a former member of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atwood at the time of his death.
He was also a member of Catholic Workman No. 74 and the Soil Conservation Program.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Emily; and one brother, Victor.
Survivors include his wife, Rose of Atwood; children, Jack of Atwood, Teri and husband, Lloyd Johnston of Kadoka, S.D., Richard and wife, Mary of Lima, Ohio, Tom of Atwood, and Rosie and husband, Tom Kelnke of Spearville, Kan.; one brother, Frank and wife, Margaret Ruda of Atwood; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atwood with the Rev. Damian Richards officiating. Interment and graveside services will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Atwood.
A parish rosary and vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Williams Funeral Home of Atwood.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in his name to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.