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Helen Rud

October 21, 1928 - July 12, 2014


5-7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.


Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Helen Rud

October 21, 1928 - July 12, 2014


Helen R. Rud, 85, of Fargo, died peacefully on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

Helen Theis, daughter of Nick and Mary Theis was born on October 21, 1928 on a farm by Ulen, MN. She grew up on the family farm east of Ulen. She attended a country school, District 35 through 8th grade and then high school in Ulen. She then moved to Fargo and worked for the Manchester Biscuit Company for 7 years. She married Robert Rud on February 19, 1955, living in Fargo and raising 4 children. Helen then worked for 5 years at Mom’s Kitchen. In July, 2011 she moved to Bethany Retirement Living.

She enjoyed weekly trips to the family farm and then later family vacations at the lakes. Helen loved canning, sewing, cooking and gardening. She especially loved the 4th of July, watching the fireworks, Christmas and spending time with her family. She loved her grandchildren most dearly.

She is survived by her two sons, Marty (Lynn) Rud and Tom Rud, Fargo, ND and two daughters, Mary (Dave) Hjalmquist, Moorhead, MN and Diane (Craig) Peck of Fargo, ND; two sisters, Mary Ann Larson, Detroit Lakes, MN, Dorothy (Lonnie) Crabtree, Audubon, MN; one brother, George (Sandy) Theis, rural Ulen, MN, sister-in-law, Vi Theis and brother-in-law, Chester (Joyce) Kordahl; 4 beloved grandchildren, Mariah, Shannon, Tara and Tyler and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her parents, her brother Nick “Sonny”, mother-in-law, Gladys Rud, brother, John Theis and brother-in-law, David Larson.


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  1. Terri Nelson Gilbertson says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Marty and Lynn: so sorry to hear the news of the loss of your mom remember when I lived on 3rd avenue and 15th street back in late 70’s prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time may God bless you all Terri

  2. Anita Navarro Blair says:

    Fort Collins State/ProvinceThinking of you and your family. Feels like yesterday we were part of the 3rd & 4th avenue gang.
    A friend told me , What the heart has loved it keeps.

    Your old friend,

  3. Beth Jones says:

    Fargo ND
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

  4. marion olson says:

    fairmont mnHelen was a beautiful lady. She always was there when we needed her Loved her so very much. She is definitely sitting with God.

  5. Sharon Gardner says:

    Belle Fourche South Dakota (SD)I have so many great memories of all our family get togethers thru the years. Christmases at your home when all the kids were so little, the many picnics in the back yard, and family get togethers at mom and Harold’s lake home. She was always so fun to visit and so good to my mom. She lived a very full and busy life and raised wonderful family.

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