Carolyn H. Rud
Carolyn H. Rud
  • December 10, 1927 - October 24, 2017
  • Rockford, Illinois

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Carolyn Helen Rud, 89, was welcomed into heaven on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Carolyn was born December 10, 1927 in Edgerton, WI to Herman and Cora (Benash) Kersten. In a life well celebrated she married LeRoy Rud and cherished the time spent together raising their daughter. Carolyn was a homemaker and made a career of taking care of her family. She enjoyed cooking for them, especially her famous swedish meatballs and tasty apple crisp, a favorite of her grandchildren. Carolyn belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church. She was an active member, dedicated to her faith. Nurturing was her legacy, she reached out to so many people and was so generous with her time and resources.

Survivors: daughter, Nancy (David) Marik; grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Marik Kolosso, Joel (Rachel) Marik; great-grandchildren, Molly Marik-DiVerdi, Seth Marik-Heimert, Getty and Floyd Kolosso, Dylan and Noah Marik; sister, Linda (Ronald) Henze; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband; granddaughter, Jill Marik; brother, Elmer Kersten.

Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park, IL. Visitation: 1:00 ~ 2:00. Entombment following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences: