Patricia Rude, 88

Patricia "Pat" Lockhart Rude of Hudson (formerly of Cedarburg), died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at the Christian Community Home (CCH). The daughter of Arthur and Bessie Lockhart, Pat was born in Abington, Pa., on Aug. 14, 1924. She graduated as valedictorian from Mt. Holly High School in 1942 and began nursing studies that June. She received her R.N. from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia in 1944. After graduation she worked as a nurse based at Fort Defiance, Ariz. Pat married Theodore "Ted" A. Rude Jr., VMD, her husband of nearly 61 years, on Aug. 3, 1946 in Abington, Pa. She assisted Ted in his veterinary practice and worked as a nurse in Stoughton. She moved to Cedarburg from Charles City, Iowa, when Ted became general manager of Fromm Laboratories. She volunteered as a school nurse in Charles City and in Cedarburg.

Pat and Ted moved to Hudson after Tedís retirement. They loved their time with their children and grandchildren. They enjoyed traveling together, especially on cruises. A talented bridge player, Pat taught her favorite game to many others. She sewed beautiful clothes for her family and friends. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Cedarburg and United Methodist Church in Hudson.

Pat is survived by her five children, Mary (Stephen) Morse, David (Kate) Rude, Ted (Sheila) Rude III, Dan (Rose) Rude, Connie (Dale) Lundtvedt; her 10 grandchildren Megan, Susannah, Caitlin, Alicia, Heidi, Carina, Colin, Cassandra, Ava, and Connor; and her sister Barbara (Harry) Hulmes.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents Bessie and Arthur, her husband Ted, her sisters Betty and Eileen, and her brother Arthur.

Her family held a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the United Methodist Church, 1401 Laurel Ave., in Hudson.

Private interment will occur at a later date.

The family extends special thanks to the caring staff at CCH.

Memorials preferred to Christian Community Home, 1320 Wisconsin St., Hudson, WI 54016. Services are in the care of the OíConnell Family Funeral Home - Hudson chapel. (715) 386-3725