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Gary Rudningen

Gary M. Rudningen, age 65, of Willmar died Friday evening, Feb. 26, at his home in Willmar, surrounded by his family following a long battle with cancer.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2 P.M., Wednesday March 2, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. (www.petersonbrothers. com)

Gary Marlow Rudningen was born on February 14, 1951 in Willmar, MN the son of Delores Rudningen. Gary grew up with his grandparents, John and Othelia Rudningen and resided in the Willmar area. On June 29th 1975 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Diane Tritabaugh. From this union, three children were born. Gary went on to graduate from Ridgewater College's Mechanist Program. He worked for the Willmar Regional Treatment Center for the majority of his life. Gary loved his family dearly and would do anything for a friend in need. Gary is remembered for his kind nature, big heart and great sense of humor. He could make anyone smile no matter the circumstances.

Gary is survived by his wife, Diane Rudningen of Willmar, son Jonathan (and Billi) Rudningen of St. Cloud, two daughters; Kathleen (and significant other, Nathan Waterman) Rudningen of Rosemount, and Amanda Duran of Minneapolis. Gary is also survived by his brothers and sisters from California, Gilda, Delores, Kim, Johnny, Robin, William, Michelle, Ginger and Harriet and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Tritabaugh of Inver Grove Heights, besides other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by his 6 grandchildren, Lily, Logan, Ethan, Nathalia, Emmet and Noah.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores, grandparents John and Othelia Rudningen, brothers Sel and Mark and father-in-law, Wendell Tritabaugh.



Celebration of Life Open House

MAR 2. 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Celebration of Life

MAR 2. 02:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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Guestbook

Our sweet Gary you will be missed! Remember when I always gave you the keys to my car because I was afraid to drive in the snow? You were a great driver...only once did you pretend to slide & scare me so bad I screamed & grabbed you so hard that I left a bruise...you never scared me again! Lol. Whenever I hear a song from ZZ Top I think of you & smile. Pray for us up there now Gary, You are LOVED!

Dot - February 27, 2016 at 06:19 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I was so fortunate and lucky to meet this wonderful man. He made such an amazing impression on me in such a short time. I'm very thankful to have expressed to him how much I appreciated him raising such a wonderful family and a daughter that I'm lucky to share my life with. Thank you Gary! PS... Tremors was such an amazing "A-List" movie :)

Nathan Waterman - February 28, 2016 at 04:25 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Healing Tears - Lavender and White was purchased for the family of Gary M. Rudningen.

February 28, 2016 at 05:38 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Gary was a good man with a big heart. Gary and Diane were a large part of my younger years and I have many wonderful memories of when our children were very young. Mary (Bryant)Fischer

Mary Fischer - February 28, 2016 at 07:25 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Roses For Sympathy was purchased for the family of Gary M. Rudningen.

February 28, 2016 at 08:33 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Floor Plant for Sympathy was purchased for the family of Gary M. Rudningen.

February 29, 2016 at 10:12 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Teresa, Sheldon, Ciara, Brett, Chip purchased the Floor Plant for Sympathy for the family of Gary M. Rudningen.

Teresa, Sheldon, Ciara, Brett, Chip - February 29, 2016 at 01:00 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Florist Choice Bouquet was purchased for the family of Gary M. Rudningen.

February 29, 2016 at 04:45 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Gary, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.John & Viveca Rudningen

John Rudningen - February 29, 2016 at 05:15 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Condolences to Gary's family It has been yrs since I saw himHe always had a smile on his face and a sense of humor..Darlene McShane Christensen

Darlene Christensen - February 29, 2016 at 11:07 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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