Rudy B. Holmstrom, 71, of rural Geneseo, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Matthew Kamprath officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo, where military honors were accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Rudy Holmstrom Memorial Fund.

Rudy B. Holmstrom, 71, of rural Geneseo, died Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, in Geneseo. The Rev. Matthew Kamprath officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo, where military honors were accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Rudy Holmstrom Memorial Fund.

Rudy was born May 6, 1947, in Geneseo, the son of William and Kathryn (VanHyfte) Holmstrom. He graduated from Geneseo High School. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Rudy married Bette A. Bear on Jan. 27, 1985, in Aledo. Bette survives him. Rudy was a lifelong farmer in the rural Geneseo area until his retirement. Rudy was a true outdoorsman and spent his life hunting and fishing and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He loved taking fishing trips to Canada to catch walleye and to bow hunt for moose. Rudy also enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas to attend the National Rodeo finals, going golfing and his monthly coffees with classmates.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Bette; son, Ross Holmstrom, of Geneseo; brother, Roy (Sandi) Holmstrom, of Geneseo; mother-in-law, LaVeta Bear, of Rock Island; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene (Krista) Bear; of Aledo; nephews, Tim (Sherry) Holmstrom and Chris (Cyrena) Holmstrom; niece, Angela (Scott) Holmstrom; and many great nieces and nephews. Rudy also is survived by his two best companions, Spanky and Lizzie. Rudy was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.