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Gloria Bernice Rud, 88, of New Rockford, passed away on October 9, 2020, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.

Gloria was born October 11, 1931.  She attended rural school in Bush Township.  She graduated from Sheyenne High School in 1949.  Gloria then attended Minot Teachers College and taught rural school for six years.

Gloria married Norris Rud, August 3, 1951, at First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND.  They farmed in the Sheyenne area where they raised three children.  Gloria was a typical farm wife.  She milked cows, helped in the field, always had a garden and loved flowers.  They moved to New Rockford, ND in 1989.  Norris and Gloria enjoyed many trips together thru Farmers Union.

Gloria was active in their church, Grandfield Lutheran, rural Sheyenne.  She was a Sunday school and Bible school superintendent and teacher.  Gloria was on the church board, sang in the choir and was very active in WELCA.

Gloria was a Farmers Union leader on both the local and county levels for 16 years.  She was a 4-H leader when her children participated in 4-H.

Gloria was employed off the farm as a waitress for a few years.  She worked at the Busy Bee Dept. Store, Sioux Manufacturing for 17 years and in the kitchen at the New Rockford Public School for 9 years.  She was also a janitor at East Central School and a receptionist for Evans Funeral Home.

Gloria is survived by her son, Neal (Deb) Rud, New Rockford; daughter, Sheryl (Gene) Heisler, Velva; grandchildren, Darcy (Geoff) Blegen, Kris Rud, Heather (Darrin) King, Kayla (Dusty) Lawson and Alyson Heisler; great grandchildren, Cambree and Grady Blegen, Preston and Camden King and Ethan and Ellie Lawson; and brother-in-law, Larry Stebleton, Minot.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Gladys (Fugleberg) Berglund; her husband, Norris; her daughter, Shirley; her brothers, Virgil, Charles, Roy and Larry; and her sisters, Doris and Diane.

Visitation will be Tuesday, from 9:00AM – 7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:30AM at Grandfield Lutheran Church, rural Sheyenne, ND

Burial will be at the Grandfield Lutheran Cemetery, rural Sheyenne, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. So very sorry for your loss. Such a sweet Lady ❤️🙏

  2. Our deepest sympathy to your family for your loss. Gloria was a very special lady. She was always so happy and smiling. She will be missed…

  3. I am so sorry to hear this, your in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 🙏🙏

  4. Oh, my how we will miss Gloria! She was a beautiful and gentle soul. I loved having her join us in Bible Exploration. This summer she enjoyed some time outside as we ladies sat around the table and chatted. She was a light here of sweetness and I pray some of her kindness and gentleness will live on in us here as I am sure it does in you.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to your family for your loss. Gloria was a very special lady…. I have very fond memories of helping in the kitchen at Grandfield…. Gloria was always smiling and she had a little twinkle in her eye when she spoke of her family. Gloria and Norris were often the first to arrive at Grandfield to prepare for the Sunday service. What wonderful memories…..Our prayers are with you now….

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss🙏

  7. Our deepest sympathies to your family. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers

  8. Sheryl, So sorry to hear about your mom. She still looks the same as I remember her. She was such a sweet,
    loving and kind lady. Thinking of you and Kayla and your families, Andrea Bertsch Meyer

  9. So sorry for your families loss! Prayers for comfort!

  10. I am so sorry to hear about Gloria’s passing – What a great lady!! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time!

  11. Our deepest sympathy to you & your family Sheryl.

  12. I’m so sorry to read this about your mom….she was such a nice lady to visit with and always had a smile…Shes with your dad once again. Our deepest sympathy to everyone in your family.

  13. Gloria Berglund Rud was my first cousin, my dad, Harold and Victor were brothers. Gloria is the last child of the Victor Berglund family. She had a soft heart just like her mom, Gladys. Gloria always trusted our Lord God.
    She will be missed.


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