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Kenneth P. Rude
September 2, 1947 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Kenneth P. Rude, 76, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2023. He was born in Rockford on September 2, 1947 to Paul and Martha (Lembke) Rude. He married his wife Cindy in Rockford on September 20, 1969. Ken was a 1965 graduate of West High School and attended Rock Valley College. He worked in sales for Carrier Oehler for 30+ years. He enjoyed watching the Cubs and Bears, playing golf, cards, Dominoes and entertaining family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Kate (Michael) West-Keyes and Chris (Lisa) Rude; grandchildren, Brianna Hebel, Blair, Ethan and Eris West-Keyes, Gabriella, Henry and Layla Rude; sisters, Bev Trenholm, Dorothy (Tom) Crosh, Carol Rude and Martha Stovall; brother, Chuck (Julie Dykstra) Rude; son-in-law, Mike Hebel; brother-in-law, Gary Nelson; sister-in-law, Pat Bergeson; several nieces and nephews; and best friends, Al Tuminaro and Connie Manarchy. Predeceased by his parents; wife, Cindy on February 22, 2022 and daughter, Amy Hebel on September 13, 2022.