Kelly Ruddy, 42, Kindred, ND, formerly of Jamestown, ND, died Sunday, November 1, 2009 at InnovisHospital, Fargo, ND.
Kelly Gene Ruddy was born August 23, 1967 in Jamestown, ND, the son of Willis and Arlene (Cox) Ost.He was raised and attended school in Jamestown.After his schooling, he worked at Serb’s and Wagon Wheel restaurants, both in Jamestown, ND and other area restaurants.In 1990, he moved to Bismarck, ND where he worked at the Golden Dragon Restaurant, the Hong Kong Restaurant, the Oasis Truck Stop and the Bismarck Refinery.From 1994 to 1995, he lived in Billings, MT where he worked on an oil pipeline and also at the Sheraton Hotel.He moved to Wahpeton, ND in 1996 and worked for SantaLuciaRestaurant in Breckenridge, MN.While living in Wahpeton, he met his future wife, Carolyn Lyman.He moved to Fargo, ND in 1997 and worked at the Doublewood Inn until they moved to Kindred, ND in 2003 where they owned and operated Kelly’s Corner Kafé in from 2003-2007.He later worked at the Radison Hotel in Fargo, ND.On October 27, 2009, he married Carolyn Lyman at InnovisHospital, Fargo, ND.
Kelly enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hockey, the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with his wife and children.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; 5 children: Keegan, Aidan and Brenna Ruddy, Kindred, ND; Jace Brown, Jamestown, ND; Saraya Watkins, Mandan, ND; a brother, Tim Ost, Jamestown, ND and an aunt, Judy Trangsrud, Jamestown, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral – 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2009 at Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, ND
Prayer Service – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, ND
Visitation – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2009 at Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, ND