Judy Marlene (Rud) Peterson

February 19, 1946 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Judy Peterson Obituary

Judy Marlene (Rud) Peterson, 77, of Osseo, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, January 19, 2024.
Judy was born February 19, 1946 to Doyle and Mildred (Schultz) Rud at home in Thompson Valley, Mondovi, WI.
She was raised with her two sisters and three brothers in the Gilmanton area. She attended and was confirmed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in rural Mondovi. She graduated in 1964 from Gilmanton High School.
On June 27, 1964 she married Rodney Peterson at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Together they had 3 children, Wade, Dawn, and Troy. They farmed in the Alma Mondovi Gilmanton area. In 1978, they moved to Osseo, WI and operated the Mobil gas station. The two later divorced. In November 1987 she married William Waddell.
She enjoyed the outdoors including riding horses, fishing, listening to music, and watching old western shows. Judy also loved to cook for her family.
Judy is survived by her three children, Wade (Michelle) Peterson of Baraboo, Dawn (Todd) Quarne of Blair, and Troy Peterson of Osseo; four grandchildren, Adam Peterson, Gabrielle Peterson, Monte Amundson, and Ty Lunde; two great-grandchildren, Owen and Lucy Amundson; two step-grandchildren, Ryan (Mikayla) Quarne and Nate (Tristen) Quarne; two step-great-grandchildren, Colton and Josie Quarne; brother, Roger (Geri) Rud of Strum, Larry (Ruth) Rud of Gilmanton, and John (Sharon) Rud of Gilmanton; sisters, Carol (Roland) Pardun of Cochrane and Mryna Rud of Eau Claire.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Doyle and Mildred; step-father, Oakley Schneider; husband, William Waddell; former husband, Rodney Peterson; son-in-law, Steven Amundson; and niece, Jackie Jo Rud.
Special thanks to St. Croix hospice, Marshfield Hospital, and Judy's brothers and sisters for their care and support.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 26, 2024 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, S750 Cty Rd H, Mondovi, with Reverend Luke Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, January 25 at Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home, Mondovi, and one hour prior to the service Friday at church. Burial will be in West Bennett Valley Cemetery. To express on-line condolences, visit obituaries at

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January 25, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home- Mondovi

January 26, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
S750 Cty Rd H
Mondovi, WI 54755

Memorial Service
January 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
S750 Cty Rd H
Mondovi, WI 54755


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