Rudolph “Rudy” Orren Lindstrom, age 57, of Terry passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2010 in Roundup.
Rudolph “Rudy” Orren Lindstrom, the son of Orren H. Lindstrom and Shirley G. Lutts Lindstrom Nunberg and stepson of Alfred J. Nunberg, was born in Beach, ND on August 7, 1952 and spent most of his formative years in Wibaux, Mont., graduating from Wibaux County High School in 1971. He was a mischievous and energetic young man, participating in football and was the FFA chapter president.
Rudy was an honest, hardworking man who lived each moment with integrity, intensity, and courage. He worked intensely, loved intensely, hunted, fished, befriended, and relaxed all intensely.
Even as a kid, Rudy adored fishing and hunting. Rudy was also involved in Boy Scouts. He was perhaps the ultimate Boy Scout and adhered to many of those tenants throughout life, and taught them to his children.
Rudy’s wild side eventually ended up landing him the Montana babe with the green eyes and the beautiful hair. They fell in love and eloped, continuing to live life as an adventure. Rudy and Kay (Engle) were married August 19, 1972. They lived in Glasgow, Mont. on the Air Force Base, moved to Isfahan Iran, working for Tumpane Energy Co. They lived in Glendive, Mont. when they returned from Iran where Rudy began a 20-year career working as a mechanic and foreman for Halliburton. From their marriage two children, Nicole (31) and Aaron (28), were born. During those 20 years, they lived in Glendive, Williston, ND and Worland, Wyo.
Stillwater Mining Co in Nye, Mont. offered a new adventure. Rudy and Kay stayed in Red Lodge, Mont. for several years; moved to Laurel, Mont. and then Rudy started his best and favorite job of his life at Rockwell Petroleum in Greybull, Wyo. Rockwell Petroleum unfortunately was affected by the economy and many jobs were cut. Rudy then started at Signal Peak Energy in March of 2009.
He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Rudy was preceded in death by his father and stepfather. Survivors include his wife of Terry; mother of Wibaux; children: Nicole (Ryan Mann) of Pullman, Wash., Aaron (Joanna Thomas) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers: James (Doreen) Lindstrom of Spokane, Wash., Joel (Michele) Nunberg of North Platte, Neb.; a brother-in-law that was as close as a brother: Dennis Engle; sisters: Mona (Alex) Nunberg-Cantu of Escondido, Calif., Marla Nunberg of Spokane, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and beloved friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wesleyan Church in Terry. Private family interment will be held in the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com <http://www.stevensonandsons.com/> .