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Barbara "Barb" A. Rud

May 7, 1945 June 5, 2019
Barbara "Barb" A. Rud
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Barbara (Barb) Ann (Long, Kulzer) Rud was born on May 7, 1945 in St Peter, MN to Erwin and Grace Long. She grew up in mainly the Pine City area and eventually moved to Osceola, WI.

Barb was married to Jerome (Jerry) Kulzer the summer of 1962. Barb and Jerry had 3 children - Gordie Kulzer (Marie), Debbie Hanson (Bernie) and Jerrod Kulzer (Sheryl).

Due to a tragic car accident September 1969, Barb became a widow.

In March 1971, Barb married John Rud. To us was born Justin Rud.

In addition to her children, she is blessed with 6 grandchildren – Tim Hanson (Kellie), Katie Hanson (Sam Kelley), Tessa Frantzen (Nick), Mike Hanson (Coralie), Scott Kulzer, Ally Meyer (Mikey); 6 great grandchildren – Mia Hanson, Teagan Wewers, Madison Hanson, Maci Meyer, Thomas Kelley, Avery Hanson and 3 great grandchildren arriving soon.

Family meant the world to Barb. She always enjoyed time doing fun activities with them like watching them play ball, hockey or basketball, hearing about snowboarding trips and watching the silly videos of what they tried to accomplish, getaways at the Big Lake cabin, special family Easter weekends playing PLINKO, Harley Davidson trike riding, snowmobiling, her children’s cabins and best was watching her kids and grandchildren grow up. She was a very proud Wife, Mom and Grandma!! She enjoyed talking to her friends and family often, sometimes on the phone for hours at a time. She was competitive in her card games and always considered herself the winner when playing the boys.
Barb was a strong woman, whose life was met with many challenges including tragedy at a young age. Her strength, spiritual guidance (and sometimes stubbornness), along with family and friends, she overcame many things. The past 10 years Barb has suffered health problems which grew larger and her body weakened.

On June 5, 2019, Barb passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Regions Hospital at the age of 74. She will be greatly missed!!!

Barb is preceded in death by parents Erwin and Grace Long, husband Jerome (Jerry) Kulzer, mother-in-law Olga Kulzer, father and mother-in-law Paul and Ethel Rud and dearest son Justin Rud.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

9

Jun

4:00 PM 6/9/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/9/2019 7:00:00 PM
Grandstrand Funeral Home - Osceola

941 State Road 35
Osceola, WI 54020

Grandstrand Funeral Home - Osceola
941 State Road 35 Osceola 54020 WI
United States

Visitation

Monday

10

Jun

12:00 PM 6/10/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 6/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
West Immanuel Lutheran Church

447 180th St
Osceola, WI 54020

West Immanuel Lutheran Church
447 180th St Osceola 54020 WI
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

10

Jun

1:00 PM 6/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
West Immanuel Lutheran Church

447 180th St
Osceola, WI 54020

West Immanuel Lutheran Church
447 180th St Osceola 54020 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

State Rd 35
Osceola, WI 54020

State Rd 35 Osceola 54020 WI
United States
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