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925 S 27th Street
BILLINGS, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-6427
Fax: 406-259-3558
Gerald Rudio

Gerald Wayne "Jerry" Rudio

Sunday, March 24th, 1940 - Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Jerry was born in Billings March 24th, 1940 to Christian and Ruth Rudio. He passed away March 12th, 2019 from complications of cancer.
He graduated from Billings Senior High in 1958. He attended Eastern Montana College (now MSU-B) for a year while tending bar at the Circle Inn.
He enlisted in the Army in 1960 and served in Point Barrow, Alaska. His military service was extended because of the Berlin Wall. He was discharged Feb. 19th 1962.
He returned to Billings and tended bar until 1968 and went to work for Mustang Beverage. He then went to work for Briggs Distributing until his retirement in 2000.
He married Mary Lou Tollefson in January of 1969. They were later divorced.
He purchased 10 acres of land along the Yellowstone River in 1973. He remained there the rest of his life. He married Marietta McCullough in Cody, Wyoming on Feb. 27th, 1981. Together they built a log home on their property.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece Gwen Harlan. He is survived by his wife of 38 years; a son Kip Rudio of Tucson, Arizona; sister Elaine Rudio of Billings; sister Nancy Tomicich of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relations.
Memorial services will be at 11 am on Wednesday, March 20 at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th Street W, followed by interment with military honors at Terrace Gardens Cemetery. Memorials to be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be shared online at www.smithfuneralchapels.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Smith West Chapel
    Address
    304 34th Street West
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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    Officiant
    Pastor Skip Venard
  • Interment

    Location
    Terrace Gardens Cemetery
    Address
    304 34th Street West
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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    Military Honors Army National Guard Honor Guard and the VFW Post #6774
  • Reception

    Location
    Smith West Chapel
    Address
    304 34th Street West
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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    following the graveside service

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Becky Hill

Posted at 03:20pm
Marietta:
I am so sorry for your loss. It's been years since we've seen each other but I think of you often. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky Hill
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Heidi Eubanks

Posted at 11:09am
Today, I learned that your family is mourning the loss of your beloved Gerald.Please accept my condolences and be assured that almighty God is certainly aware of your painful feelings. May God comfort and sustain you to get through this day and others to come (Isa 41:13). Wishing your family all the best at this most difficult period. For more comfort from our heavenly Father, please visit http://bit.ly/2se6IHd
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