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Dale E. Ruud,   Age 89
Funeral Time: Monday, January 27, 2:00 PM
Funeral Location: Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, Minnesota
Burial Location: Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, Minnesota
    Dale Ruud, 89
    Of Waite Park
    November 8, 1930 - January 19, 2020
     Dale Ruud, 89, of Waite Park, formerly of Minneapolis, Rochester, and Bemidji, died Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was born November 8, 1930 in McGrath, MN, the youngest son of Morris and Esther Ruud.
     He grew up in Minneapolis and as a young man served in the US Navy, Army, Army Reserve, and Marine Corps. He was an infantryman in the Korean War. Following the military, he worked as an architectural draftsman and was a gifted designer of both custom homes and commercial projects. Dale loved drawing and painting and was happiest with a pencil in his hand, sketching. He also loved the outdoors, enjoying hiking, cross-country skiing, and canoeing.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Bernard, Roger, and Wayne and sister Patricia, as well as his sons Dale, Jr. and Daniel.
     He is missed and survived by his wife, Doris Massey Ruud, son David Ruud, daughter Angela Meshbesher (Dan), and grandsons Sam, Nathan, Jack, Harry, Jesse, Justin, Josh and Zachary, Arrangements by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.
     Interment at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, January 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Memorials preferred to the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
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