Corey Michael Rud of Osceola, died Aug. 19, 2019, surrounded by family at the Christian Community Home in Osceola. He was 50.
Corey was born at St. Croix Valley Memorial Hospital in January 1969 (six weeks early and in the midst of a snowstorm), to Sheri and Wayne Rud and grew up in the local area. He attended Osceola High School where he played on the football and basketball teams and graduated in 1987. While in high school Corey worked at the Osceola SuperValu store. After graduation, he attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He began working at Andersen Windows in Bayport, Minn., and has been there for the past 30 years. In the early 1990’s he also owned and operated the Finish Line Bar and Grill in Lewis, Wis. with his business partner, Mike Campeau and later James Fehlen.
In 2001 he stole the heart of Jamie Potting--and it all started with an empty KFC bucket. They had two children, Mason age 14 and McKenzie 12. He was a proud father who enjoyed and could always be found supporting his children in their many activities. When he wasn’t at the ball fields or in the gymnasium, he would spend his time hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, NASCAR and his ATV’s. He loved country music and attended Rhinelander’s Hodag annual country music festivals with his dad and friends from Osceola and Green Bay. Corey was an avid sports fan, who turned every Twins, Vikings, Gophers and Badgers game into a party.
Corey was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frances and Robert Rud, and maternal grandfather, Kenneth Bording.
Corey leaves behind to celebrate his memory his parents, Wayne and Sheri Rud; companion, Jamie Potting and children, Mason and McKenzie Rud; sister, Tricia (Eric) Kisler, their children, Jake and Taylor Kisler; grandmother, Iola Bording of Luck, Wis.; sister-in-law, Heather (Brad) and son, Bryce; sister-in-law, Shannon Mork and sons, Joshua and Graden.
Visitation will be Aug. 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grandstrand Funeral Home, Osceola and Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Church, East Farmington. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.