Rodrick “Rick” Ollie Burud, Maple Lake

 

Rodrick "Rick" Ollie Burud, age 67 of Maple Lake, formerly of South Minneapolis, died on Friday, October 10, 2014 in his home surrounded by the love and care of his family.
Visitation was held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale. A Celebration of Life honoring Rick followed on Sunday at his and Mary's residence. Graveside Services were held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery (Assembly Area #4) at 11:45 with military honors.
Rodrick Ollie Burud was born July 29, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Olai and VeraMae (Hauerwas) Burud. Rick grew up in South Minneapolis and graduated high school with the Central High class of 1965.  Rick served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. While stationed in Korea, Rick worked as a cook. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Rick attended school in Freemont, California. He returned to Minneapolis and worked for the Minneapolis Park Board for 15 years. He then worked several jobs as a cook, including Park Cafe in downtown Minneapolis. In 1995 Rick moved to Maple Lake and began working at Minnesota Meat Masters in Annandale. On September 23, 1995 Rick was united in marriage to Mary Murphy at Church of the Visitation in Minneapolis. Together, they made their home near Maple Lake.
Rick enjoyed cooking, gardening, wood working, singing and playing his guitar. He also liked to quiz people by asking them the capitals of the 50 states.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Maple Lake; children, Rodrick Burud Jr. "Ricky" of Hendricks, Eric (Cheryl) Lee of Burnsville, Adam (Cassie) Lee of Clearwater, Trisha (Sergio) Burud of Savage, and Chris (Christie) Lee of Maple Grove; 13 grandchildren; siblings, Bruce (Georgene) Burud of Illinois, Gary (Cathy) Burud of Minneapolis, Jon Burud of Minnetonka, and Roger (Vicki) Burud of Champlin; many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends; and his beloved dog, Sunny. Rick is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Loreli, nephews, JT Burud and Kelly Becker and great nephew Ben Kopp.
Eric Lee, Chris Lee, Adam Lee, Ricky Burud, Tommy Burud, and Eric Jones will serve as pallbearers.  Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
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