Harold Rudd

Harold Rudd

Harold D. Rudd, 77, of Drakesville, died at 2:45 a.m. October 1, 2019 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

He was born June 9, 1942 in Ottumwa to Loris and Angeline Herteen Rudd. Harold married Verna M. “Judy” Lasley on May 18, 1963 and she preceded him in death on August 21, 2011.

A resident of Drakesville most of his life, he was a graduate of Davis County High School. Harold was a farmer and later a truck driver. He enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with his grandkids.

Surviving are his children, Diana (Jeff) Kirkham of Drakesville, Karen Stagers of Ottumwa, Kenny (Lisa) Lasley of Grinnell, Craig (Pat) Rudd of Drakesville, and Jim  (Vicki) Rudd of Blakesburg; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Harlan (Karen) Rudd, Danny (Patty) Rudd, Gerald (Marsha) Rudd, Derald (Linda) Rudd, Catherine (Jet) Jackson, June Robinson (Elton), Connie (Bob) Peck, Larry (Shirley) Rudd and Gary (Sheila) Rudd.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Twila Lasley; two granddaughters; siblings, Orville Dean Rudd, Richard Rudd and infant Mary Rudd.

Graveside services and burial were in Wesley Chapel Cemetery on October 4. Reece Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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