Obituary for Betty Lou Ruud

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Betty Lou Ruud, 88, of La Crosse, went to her Eternal Home on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
Betty was born on March 1, 1930 to Wenzel and Julianna (Michalski) Ikert. She graduated from Central H.S. in 1948 where she was a member of the all girls drum corps. She married Walter E. Ruud on April 2, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church and together they had four children.
Betty was an employee of Lutheran Hospital. She began working in Emergency while still in High School in the late 1940's eventually working as a supervisor of admitting and patient services and retired on December 10, 2012. She enjoyed her winter visits to Florida with her sister Lorraine and loved to see the Crocus bloom on her birthday every year.
She is survived by her sons, Douglas (Jo Lynn), John (Judi), daughters, Theresa (William) Heiser and Jennifer (Robert) Bauer, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren with an additional 2 on the way, and her sisters Lorraine Weber and Sally (Wayne) Orr.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a sister Joyce, sister-in-law, Adeline Sturgis, brother-in-law Godtfred "Bob" Ruud, George Ruud and Robert Weber, a great grand-daughter Eleanor Ruud, nephews Billy Weber, Bart Orr and Kurt Orr.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2135 Weston Street, La Crosse. Pastor Bruce Iverson will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be given to the family at