Tyler Ernest Rud was born on March 28, 1983 in Wadena, Minnesota. His parents are Gordon Ernest Rud and Cathy Diane (Olson) Rud. Tyler was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Deer Creek, Minnesota. He grew up in Henning and Deer Creek, graduated from the Wadena-Deer Creek High School with the Class of 2002. He attended M-State in Wadena where he enjoyed computers. Tyler was employed at Mason Brothers in Wadena, IFS in Deer Creek and then Lund Boats in New York Mills.
He loved his bassett hound, Mattie and his cat, Snickers. He enjoyed fishing in Canada, hunting, and his computers. Tyler especially enjoyed helping his family and friends with their computers. He also enjoyed recycling and the Wadena County Humane Society.
Tyler is survived by his mother, Cathy Rud of Wadena; father, Gordy Rud of Ottertail; step-mother, Laurie Kathleen Rud of Ottertail; sister, Lainie Fenske of Hawley; brother, Michael Rud of Brainerd; step-sister, Angie Kapusansky of Dent; step-brother, Casey Kapusansky of Fargo; nephews & niece: Brady, Bryce and Brylee; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.