Colleen P. Rud, age 56, a resident of Siren passed away March 9, 2020 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Colleen was born on June 19, 1963 in Frederic to parents, Carl and Delores (Wuorenma) Erickson.
As a child and young adult, Colleen enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing with her friends and family.
On Sept. 20, 1997 Colleen and Al were married in Siren.
For a number of years, Colleen was a cosmetologist at Rick’s on Main Street and later at Mane Attractions and Generations. She then took a position at Holiday Station Stores in Siren as a sales associate and then a food service leader, handling the day to day operations of the Hot Stuff deli. Anyone who would frequent the Siren location, would find her smiling face behind the counter, in the cooler taking care of inventory or visiting with customers or harassing her regulars.
Colleen had a big smile, a warm heart and a positive attitude on life. She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone with anything. She worked hard and played hard too but thoroughly enjoyed being able to spend time with her family and friends. She valued her time off to “get away” no matter how short or small the adventure was.
Colleen was preceded in death by her parents; Carl and Delores.
She will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her husband, Al; her daughter, Candi (Danny) Heuring; step children; Eric (Connie) Rud, Brent Rud, and Nick (Kelly) Rud; her siblings; Robert Erickson; Ron (Sharon) Erickson; Rod Erickson; Connie Talmadge; Russ (Terri) Erickson, Ray (Tina) Erickson and Carla (Tim) Denzine; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and too many dear friends to name.
A memorial service was held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11 a.m. (visitation 10-11 a.m.) at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. A visitation was held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Interment was held at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Erickson, Jerad Erickson, Justin Erickson, Andrew Erickson, Rob Erickson, Evan Tietz and Danny Heuring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com.