Dave married his best friend and love of his life, Lyn Mudd, nee Gerfen, on October 25th, 1975. One of his greatest joys in life was vacationing at the log cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with his wife and finding rocks in Lake Superior with his grandkids. Some of his best days were sitting on his deck with his wife and children watching his grandkids play. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Millstadt, Machinist Union #353, and Swansea Improvement Association. From spring to fall, you could always find him on the field, playing cork ball and drinking beers with his good buddies. He was also an avid golfer, bowler, card, pool, and softball player.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Wilmetta Mudd, brother, Dennis Mudd, father-in-law, Neal Gerfen, and brother-in-law, Ray Gerfen.
Dave is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lyn Mudd, nee Gerfen;
the children he cherished, Joseph (Sara) Mudd of Belleville, IL, Scott Mudd of Swansea, IL, Kimberly (Ed) Scheibel of Freeburg, IL, and Bethany (Steve) Raetz of Freeburg, IL;
his seven grandchildren whom he adored, Wyatt Mudd, AJ Mudd, Isabella Scheibel, Amia Scheibel, Abram Scheibel, Charlie Raetz and Abby Raetz;
his brother, Tim (Barb Wunderlich) Mudd of Freeburg, IL;
his uncle, Burnell Heinecke of Springfield, IL;
his mother-in-law, Betty Gerfen of Freeburg, IL;
his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Annette (Wil) Hoffarth of Freeburg, IL, Eric (Tina) Gerfen of Freeburg, IL, Nancy Gerfen, of Rockwood, IL, Virgil Gerfen, of Freeburg, IL, Cheryl (John) Linder, of Fayetteville, IL, David (Dionne) Gerfen, of Freeburg, IL, Sara (Mike) Steppig, of Freeburg, IL;
many nieces and nephews;
and close friends.
Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Millstadt, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 Trinity Lutheran Church, Millstadt, IL, with Rev. Peter Ill officiating.
Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.