August 9 1926 November 7 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of Barbara to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book Barbara J. Rude, age 96, of Janesville, formerly of Edgerton, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at home. She was born in Edgerton on Aug. 9, 1926, the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth (Clark) Kaufman and was a 1944 graduate of Edgerton High School. Barbara married Robert S. Rude on June 12, 1946, in Rockford, IL. Together, they owned and operated Rude’s Auto Body and Carwash where Barbara assisted with much of the office paperwork and accounting. Robert preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2009. She loved reading, gardening, listening to music, birdwatching, watching television together with family, sharing holidays and meals with family and was a nutrition enthusiast. Barbara supported numerous charities over the years and had been a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Edgerton. She cherished being able to live with her daughter, Catherine and great grandson, Christian the past 6 years! She is survived by her children: Catherine Engler of Janesville, Dennis (Beverly) Rude of Friendship, WI, and Marilyn (John) Jones of Myrtle Beach, SC; 10 grandchildren: Ryan (Jackie) Ellifson, Bethany (Jack) LoPresti, Lindsay (Andy) Zacharias, Jesse (Michael) Rude, Sam (Catherine) Rude, Wayne (Sarah) Rude, Chris (Amy) Rude, Aaron Hessian, Tracy (Lisa) Hessian, and Tiffany (Daryl) Brown; 15 great grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Andrew Ellifson; and 2 brothers, Edward and John Kaufman. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at EAST KOSHKONONG LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cambridge. Pastor Eric Hanson will preside and burial will follow in East Koshkonong Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at EAST KOSHKONONG LUTHERAN CHURCH. The family is being assisted by the APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME, Edgerton. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Barbara J Rude August 9 1926 November 7 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Edgerton, state: Wisconsin