|Carol Rudd, 82|
|Written by TRF Times|
Fergus Falls - Carol (Lloyd) Rudd, 82, of Fergus Falls, and formerly of Thief River Falls, died Friday, January 6, 2006, at her home.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 13, at First Baptist Church, Fergus Falls, with Rev. Ned Eerdmans officiating. Interment will be held at Rindal Cemetery, rural Underwood.
Carol was born on April 20, 1923, in Walker, the daughter of Randolph and Florence (Whiting) Clark. She attended school in Laporte, graduating in 1941. Following graduation, she continued her education at the Teacher Training course in Walker and taught in the Benedict School for one term. Later on she graduated from Bemidji State Teachers College with an Associate in Education Degree.
On November 27, 1947, she married Lloyd Rudd in Laporte. They taught school in Hackensack for two years, after which Lloyd joined the Minnesota Highway Patrol. His job took them to Fergus Falls, Mankato, St. Paul, and Thief River Falls. While in Fergus Falls, two children were added to their family, Randall Kevin and Laurie Jean.
They returned to Fergus Falls, where she was active in the First Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School, Daily Vacation Bible School and children's clubs for 50 years, in different communities. She had her first class of pre-school children in Lake George Chapel at the age of 15. She retired from teaching Sunday School when she reached the age of 65 because of arthritis and other physical problems, plus a change of location provided an ideal time to retire.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister-in-law, Mary Clark; and two nephews, Patrick and Curtis Clark.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd; one son, Randall (Eve) of Friday Harbor, Wash.; one daughter, Laurie (Mark) Bader of Hugo; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Quintin (Bev) of Rochester, Phil (Helen) of Auburn, Ga., and James of Spring, Texas; along with several nieces and nephews.