Robert passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011 at Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit in Fargo surrounded by his loving family.

Robert was born on June 16, 1929 in Minot, ND. He grew up in Minot and attended school during his early years. He graduated from High School in Laport, MN. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War in the 7th Infantry Division from 1951 until 1953. Upon his discharge he returned to North Dakota. Robert was united in marriage to Helen Theis in February of 1955. They made their home in Fargo where he worked for the Fargo Police Department for 30 years.

Robert loved spending time with his family, especially his very special grandchildren. He also enjoyed days at the lake fishing, time working on the Theis family farm, and visiting with friends at the Teamsters.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Helen; his children, Martin (Lynn) Rud of Fargo; Thomas Rud of Fargo; Mary (Dave) Hjalmquist of Moorhead, MN; and Diane (Craig) Peck of Fargo; his brother, Chester (Joyce) Kordahl of Sikeston, MO; four grandchildren - Mariah and Shannon Rud; and Tara and Tyler Hjalmquist; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys.

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