Eddie L. Rude, Sr. of Buckingham passed away on October 19, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born on November 23, 1947 in Kankakee to Wilbur and Margurite (Hiither) Rude. He married Melinda Lange on July 11, 1970 in Metropolis, IL.
Eddie served our country in the Army stationed in Germany from 1967 until 1969. He was a printer for Crown Cork and Seal for thirty-seven years before retiring in 2005.
Eddie is survived by his wife of Buckingham, son and daughter-in-law; Eddie (Monika Shadduck) Rude, Jr. of Limestone, twelve grandchildren, Bayley Lambrecht, Beaverville; Brittany Vacha, Kankakee; Nikki Papineau, Kankakee; Kara Schultz, Limestone; Nick Schultz, Fort Campbell, KY; Cody (Kylie) Merillat, Kankakee; Dalton (Taylor) Rude, Flora; Nathan Merillat, Kankakee; Tyler Rude, Macomb; Brenden Rude, Martinton; Zack (Kaytlin) Shadduck, Black River, NY and Kayla Shadduck, Herscher. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Ronnie Rude and sister; Barbara Rude.
Visitation was held on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schreffler Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel. More visitation time was held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Eddie’s funeral service at 12:00 noon at Schreffler Funeral Homes Kankakee Chapel. Burial followed at Pilot Center Cemetery.