Orval Rudd

BLOOMFIELD:  Orval E. Rudd, 87, of Bloomfield, Iowa died June 15, 2011 at the Bloomfield Care Center in Bloomfield.  He was born April 13, 1924 in Davis County, Iowa to Thomas and Stella McAvoy Rudd.  He married Betty J. Ross July 30, 1950 in Ottumwa, Iowa.  She preceded him in death July 19, 2005.  Orval served in the United States Army during WWII.  He was a farmer and lifetime resident of Davis County.

He is survived by a daughter, Rosalee (Gary) Russell of Bloomfield, Iowa; two granddaughters, Shelby Ernst of Bloomfield, Rachel (Jonathan) Davison of Ocean Side, California; and two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Draven Davison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a brother, George Rudd.

The body has been donated to the University of Iowa Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.  A memorial has been established to Davis County Dollars for Scholars and may be sent to 22763 Mahogany Ave, Bloomfield, Iowa 52537.