Otto Christian Johann Rurode
from Arliss Powell -

Otto, son of Carl & Caroline Rurode, was born on his parent's farm in Nodaway Twp., Page Co., Iowa, on September 4, 1900. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church on September 23, 1900 with his baptizmal sponsors being Christian Soloman & Johann Wagoner.

He attended a nearby Center public school until he attended Immanuel Lutheran parochial school prior to confirmation.

Otto married Alice Peterson in Woonsocket, South Dakota. They farmed near her parents until their daughter married. They then moved to the Peterson farm at which time the daughter and son-in-law lived on their original place.

He was a quiet, pleasant man, close to the mother of the writer.

[written July 4, 2006]

Memorial Card -
In Loving Memory of Otto C. Rurode
Born: Sept 4, 1900
Died: Sept 17, 1980
Services: Basham Funeral Chapel, Woonsocket, S Dak, 2:00 pm, Friday, Sept 19, 1980
Clergy: Rev J. Einar Bach, Wessington Springs, S. Dak
Music: Louise Starr, organist
Casket Bearers: Ross Patterson, Randy Baysinger, Clarence Baysinger, Martin Jensen, Jerry Baysinger, Lawrence Baysinger
Interment: Eventide Cemetery, Woonsocket, S. Dak
Arrangements by: Basham Funeral Service, Woonsocket, S. Dak