Lyle Russell Rud, 78, of Stewartville, died April 5, 2014 from complications of cancer, at the Spring Valley Care Center, where he had been a resident since January.

Mr. Rud was born April 27, 1935 in Stewartville, to Clarence and Thelma (Molde) Rud. He grew up and lived in Stewartville.

Lyle served in the U.S Air Force from 1956 to 1958. Following his discharge he was employed at Waters Conoley where he met and later married Karen Hagen in February of 1964. They divorced in October of 2000. He also worked as a paver operator for over 10 years for Rochester Sand & Gravel, and then Mathy Construction. He retired on May 1, 1997.

Lyle enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, fishing, playing cards, putting puzzles together and tending to his vegetable garden.

Survivors include one son, Brian Rud of Albertville, and two daughters, Brenda (Robert) Oetman of Seoul, South Korea, Rhonda (Richard) Meldahl of rural Chatfield; four grandchildren: Corbin Rud, Robby, Amanda & Matthew Oetman. Three sisters; Charlotte Kath, Sandra Rodenz, Germaine (Charlie) Baker all of Stewartville, and two brothers, Dayton (Colleen) Rud of Rochester and Harold Rud of Stewartville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield assisted the family with arrangements.