April 29, 1936 - Mar. 19, 2016
MISHAWAKA - Francis Wight Rudduck, age 79, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 105, Fort Worth, TX 76107; or to South Hills Christian Church.
Memorial Service: 10:00 am on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at South Hills Christian Church, 3200 Bilglade Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76133. Burial: There was a private family burial at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park prior to his services.
Francis was born in 1936 to Emmons Rudduck and Hazel Van Blaircom Rudduck in Mishawaka, Ind. His brother Robert gave him the name “Frenchie” when he was 3 years old. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Grodrian, on September 8, 1957, in their home town. They grew up in the same church and knew each other their whole lives. In July of 1962, they moved to Texas. He retired after 39 years as a Service Representative at Pitney Bowes. Francis was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert; sisters, Betty Brant, Beverly Madsen, Margaret Dene and Joyce Rudduck.
Survivors: Francis is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary; sons, Russell (Debra) and James (Kelly); daughter, Sandra (Michael) Haselden; grandsons, Robert (Kara) Rudduck, Michael (Christi) Rudduck, Adam (Michelle) Haselden, Brian Haselden, Jonathan Rudduck and Jason Rudduck; granddaughters, Charissa Rudduck and Brittany Haselden; great-grandsons, Evan, Joshua, Henry, Peter Rudduck, and Isaac Haselden; and great-granddaughter, Melanie Haselden.
Published by South Bend Tribune on Mar. 27, 2016.