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From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram



David Rude




David B. Rude, 69, of Hot Springs, SD passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010 at his home.

As per his wishes cremation has taken place, and a family memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was born in Eau Claire, WI to Rolland and Gladys Rude. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in the Philippines. In February 1963 he married Barbara Preston and they lived in St. Paul and Duluth, MN, until retiring to the Black Hills of South Dakota. He carried mail for the US Postal Service for 30 years. Dave enjoyed hunting, and trap shooting, but most of all, he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles. In their adventures together, Dave and Barb rode in all 50 states plus Mexico and Canada. He was a chapter director of the Duluth H.O.G. Club for ten years.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Hot Springs; son, Randall and wife, Tanya Rude, of St. Paul, MN; daughter, Karen and husband, Doug MacKay, of Carson City, NV; and three grandsons.

His parents preceded him in death.

Black Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Sturgis, SD has been entrusted with the arrangements.