MENOMONEE FALLS

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Knott Rude


Oct. 10, 1928 — July 4, 2014


Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Knott Rude, age 85, of Menomonee Falls (formerly Waukesha) died July 4, 2014 of cancer.

She was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Raymond, Minn. She is survived by children Steven (Jaynelle), Peoria, Ariz.; Thomas (Bryn), Menomonee Falls; Jennifer (Jon) Klett, Delafield; James (Jenny), Wales. She was grandmother to Alexander and Kyle Klett; Brandon, Jessica, and Rylie Rude; and Daniela Weber. She also is survived by sister Mildred Knott Robbins, St. Louis, Mo.; Elaine (Dennis) Zetah, Hutchinson, Minn.

Dorothy spent her early years as a secretary at General Mills in Minneapolis and Oscar Meyer in Madison; later years at Woodland Realty, Elm Grove; and Equitable /Stefaniak Realty, Brookfield. Dorothy was an avid sports fan (especially the Green Bay Packers) and bridge player. She was preceded in death by her husband, Deane, in 2000.

Private burial will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha. Memorials appreciated to Raymond United Methodist Church, 411 Emerson Ave., Raymond, MN 56282.