George Russell Pudas, age 94, of Maple Grove, formerly of Cokato, died Oct. 1, 2020, in Minneapolis.
George was born to Eli and Mary Pudas in Iron River, WI, July 26, 1926. George worked on the family dairy farm, before working on the ore boats on the Great Lakes.
George served in the Pacific in the Phillipines islands and Japan from 1944 to 1946.
George married Ruth (Carlson) in 1948, the love of his life, and they were married 67 years.
He retired from Minnegasco after 30 years of service.
George is survived by children, Kathleen Dahl, Cheryl Dasson, Jeanette Pudas, and Craig and Cheryl Pudas (Telle). He leaves a legacy of seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
He treasured his relationships with his friends and family, and mostly the one with the Lord. We were raised in a house that taught, “We are all God’s children.”