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Margaret Rude

May 15, 2021

Oct. 20, 1942 – Oct. 16, 2020

Margaret Rude, the

daughter of Wilhelm and

Esther (Sveum) Soby was

born on October 20, 1942

in Barton, North Dakota.

She died at the age of 77

years on October 16, 2020

at the Heart of America

Care Center in Rugby,

North Dakota.

Margaret was one of

three children and was

raised in Barton until

1949, when the family

moved to Rugby where

she attended school. On

April 16, 1961 she was

united in marriage to

James Rude. The couple

briefly moved to Mohall

until moving back Rugby,

where they lived from

1963 to 1967. They

moved to Minot and to

Miles City, Montana in

1972, where they raised

their six children. They

wanted to be closer to

their families, so they re-

turned to Rugby in 1989.

In 1988, Margaret donated

her kidney to her brother,

Bill Soby, due do his dia-

betes. Margaret was a

Sunday school teacher

and belonged to the Ea-

gles Club, VFW, The Sons

of Norway and was a boy

and girl scout leader.

Margaret is survived by

her children, Dwayne

(Camilla) Rude of Miles

City, Montana, Angela

Craine of Kotzebue, Alas-

ka, Arlyss Rude of Rugby,

Dwight Rude of Aurora,

Colorado, Audrey (Chad)

Edgerly of Rugby and

Douglas (Keisha) Rude of

Roy, Utah; 17 grandchil-

dren; 3 fury grandbabies;

21 great grandchildren;

several nieces, nephews;

other relatives and

friends. She was preced-

ed in death by her hus-

band, James; brothers,

William and Donald Soby;

parents, Wilhelm Soby

and Esther Mettler and

her step-father, Alfred


Graveside services will

be held on Friday, May 21

at 11:00 a.m. at Persilla

Watts Cemetery in Rugby,

Rev. Gary Dorn, Officiat-


Honorary bearers: Her

children, grandchildren

and great grandchildren

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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