David Mudd

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David B. Mudd, 65, of Swansea, IL, born August 3rd, 1952 in Freeburg, IL, lost his battle to cancer on Monday, April 16th, 2018, surrounded by his wife and children at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

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.


8 Comments on David Mudd

John Blomenkamp said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2018 at 10:44 AM

My deepest sympathy to the Mudd family

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Bonnie Beinart Hall said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2018 at 11:14 PM

Lynn, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious husband. David was a very special person and he will be desperately missed. Please take good care of yourself. I remember him as a young boy coming to my home when he was doing his paper route. His cute personality shone through even then.

  • Madison
  • WI
Bruce R Cook said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2018 at 3:47 PM

Dear Kim & Ed, Please know how sorry Ashley and I are for your loss.

  • belleville
  • Illinois
Diana Siebe Shain said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2018 at 3:33 AM

Lyn, thinking of you and your family at this time. Dave was a nice guy and seemed to always have a smile for everyone. My condolences.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mary & Jerry Vielweber said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2018 at 2:42 AM

Lyn & Family, So very saddened by the news of Dave's passing. Please know that prayers, love and hugs are being sent your way. May all your wonderful memories of Dave give you comfort.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Mike Wittlich said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2018 at 12:23 AM

The day I met Dave, over 20 years ago, my life became richer in so many ways. He was the MAN at corkball. Always smiling, always positive. There is no way to measure how much he will be missed. Rest In Peace, dear friend. I love you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kellie Mathes said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2018 at 10:29 PM

Sending prayers, love and peace to you all. I'm very sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Shirley ClarkPlease accept my said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2018 at 9:21 PM

Please accept my sympathy for your loss. Sincerely, Shirley

  • springfield
  • Illinois

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