Patricia A. Rude

Patricia Ann (Duckart) Rude, 90, of Fond du Lac passed away peacefully at Woodlands Senior Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018. She was born on April 24, 1928 in Ladysmith, WI to the late Henry F. and Beulah (Searls) Duckart. In 1950, Pat graduated with a degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Minneapolis, MN. She started her career working in a psychiatric hospital in San Francisco, CA. She married her high school sweetheart on May 26, 1952 in Wisconsin Rapids. She lovingly raised six wonderful children while enjoying the theater, reading, walking, and baking treats for all. In her later years, she returned to work outside the home and retired in 1991 from the Behavioral Health Hospital in Fond du Lac.

Pat is survived by her husband, James; her children: Pamela (Larry) Heath, Scottsville, KY; Gary (Sue) Rude, Beloit; Susan (Richard) Bakovka, Nekoosa; Allen (Kristina) Rude, Fond du Lac; Sandra (Gerald) Jones, Sheboygan; and Kevin (Mark Krueger) Rude, Wauwatosa; 10 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and 2 great step grandchildren; and sister, Charlotte (Hod) Kruger. Preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Donald, Wayne (Took), Richard (Bubber), and Francis (Frank).

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Ledgeview Memorial Park, Fond du Lac from 3pm until the prayer service at 6pm. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Agnesian HealthCare’s Hospice Hope.

Thank you to all of the staff at Woodlands Senior Park and the Agnesian HealthCare’s Hospice Hope care team for the wonderful attention given to Pat for the past year