Lowell R. Rudd

Lowell R. Rudd, 80, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at his home in Mason, MI. Lowell was born on June 19, 1933 in Lansing, MI to Hugh and Dorothy (Marx) Rudd.

Lowell grew up in Lansing, MI. He graduated from Holt High School in 1951. After high school he graduated from Michigan State University.  He worked for Holt High School as a Physics teacher, retiring after 35 years with the district.

Lowell married Margo (Smith) in 1954 in Lansing, MI. They were happily married for 59 years. He enjoyed being outside, with fishing being one of his greatest passions.

Lowell is survived by his spouse, Margo of Mason, MI; his sons, Mark (Nancy) and Matt (Deb) and daughter, Julie (Pat) of Michigan; his grandchildren, Erin (Chris) Plunkett, Paul Rudd, Natasha (Brandon) Kearney, Lucas Rudd and Josh Rudd; and his great-grandchildren, Hannah, Ella, and Sophia Plunkett.

A memorial service will be held at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, 2121 N. Cedar St., Holt, MI 48842 at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 2, 2013. The family will be greeting friends and relatives one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at North Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to McLaren Hospice, 2316 South Cedar St., Suite 600, Lansing, MI 48910.

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Ann and Jeffrey Bethka
November 24, 2013 at 9:34 pm

You were the best science teacher Holt High School Ever had. ANN 1962. Jeffrey 1984. R. I.P.

Kris Tatro Harvey
November 25, 2013 at 7:10 am

Prayers to your family. Mr. Rudd was a very inspirational teacher. He was funny and had a lot of patience. Thank you for inspiring so many! You will be missed. Kris Tatro Harvey Class of ’81

Pam Heos
November 25, 2013 at 10:01 am


My sympathies to you on the loss of your father. Thinking of you and sending thoughts your way.

Dennis Farrell
November 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

Thanks to your influence, being a teacher was the highest aspiration I ever had. You lead me to what I am – still teaching after all these years. Blessings to your family, I know they will miss you dearly. Thank you, Dennis 1962

Marjorie Van Dyke
November 25, 2013 at 11:13 am

There weren’t many teachers who could keep a group of teenagers captivated in and outside the classroom and he was exceptional at it.. I still tell “Mr Rudd” stories to this day! God bless him and my prayers to his family during this challenging time. Class of ’82

Sarah Tombelli
November 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

My his sole rest in peace, and my condolences.

Gloria Granger Brushwyler
November 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I have fond memories of Mr. Rudd’s exuberant teaching style!

Dennis Beland Says:
November 26, 2013 at 2:39 pm

One of the best teachers at Holt. I’ll always remember him.
Sennis Class 1968

anonymous class of 94
November 27, 2013 at 11:37 pm

The world has lost an amazing man. Few could inspire so many young minds over such a vast period of time. Feels like yesterday I was sitting in class listening in amazement to a teacher who spoke to us as if we were adults and challenged us to question the lesson plan, to ask why? To ask how? My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thank you Mr. Rudd!

Audrey Gunn Morris
December 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Mr. Rudd was my favorite and most inspirational teacher. He made a difference. May his family be comforted by having spent many years with such a special person.


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