Roger W. Rude Jr., age 75, of Bellefontaine, Ohio went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, February 17, 2022.
He was born in Thacker, West Virginia January 6, 1947, to Mary A. (Lottes) and the late Roger W. Rude Sr.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Karean “Bernie” (Farley) Rude; sons: Roger W. (Colleen) Rude III and Derrick (Danita) Rude; mother, Mary Rude; brother, Harold (Sue) Rude; sisters: Kathleen Trees, Diann Perkins, Becky Rude, and Pam (Gary) Collens; granddaughter, Amelia; grandsons: Tristan and Logan; fur baby, Chloe as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends, and coworkers.
Roger graduated from Logan Hills High School in Zanesfield, Ohio in 1964, before serving in the United States Navy. After his service to his country, he worked as a deputy sheriff in Jefferson County New York and later, as a police officer in Urbana, Ohio. Afterwards, he attended Clark Technical College in Springfield, Ohio where he earned two associate degrees, one in accounting and one in business management.
After graduating from college, he began a career as a real estate agent, served on several boards and committees in Logan County (where he lived for nearly 50 years) and became an Emergency Medical Technician. Roger served as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic in Zanesfield and a paramedic in Huntsville, Ohio where he served as chief. His over 40 years of service to the community are a true testament to his commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.
Reverend Donald Moceri will officiate the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2022, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.
Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Huntsville Volunteer Fire Department 6750 Wishart St. Huntsville, Ohio 43324 or: Christian Assembly Church 1003 N Maple St. Marysville, Ohio 43040, where Roger was currently attending.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Rude family.