Rudy was born July 6, 1979 in Butte, MT. He left us on July 15, 2019 in Butte, MT. Rudy is preceded in death by his father, William Ferre, and brother, Steve Ferre. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Nixon, children, Essynce Nixon, Deion Nixon, and Kaylee Willard, his mother, Edith Ferre, grandma, June Hibbs, brothers, Robert (Mallory) McCormick, Jason (Shelli) Nixon, and Dave Ferre, sisters, Michelle (Bill) Andrene and Julie (Mike) Odegard, nieces and nephews, Melissa Odegard, Jeremiah Odegard, Amy Largent, Andrea (Scot) Gramm, Shirley Ferre, Stephanie (Dustin) TeBeest, Steve Aquilar, Maille Nixon, Brynna Nixon, and Derian McCormick, and in-laws, Matt and Donna Willard.
Rudy was born premature at a mere 3lbs 7 oz, but that did not stop him from growing up to be a great man. He went to Longfellow, East, and Butte High. After high school he joined the military where he was stationed at Ft. Riley as an artilleryman 13B Cannon Crew member. He was so proud of his service and gained so many brothers. He came home to Butte and went through the lineman program. His love of sports made it easy to talk to anyone and his easy-going manner and beautiful heart gave him many friends. In 2007 he became a father to a little girl, Essynce; she changed his life and made him a better man. Rudy was quick witted with such a great sense of humor. He would bring a smile to your face instantaneously. He had a heart of gold and would be there in a moment for you. In 2014, he met his always and forever, Sherry, while working together at Walmart. They had an instant chemistry and were married in 2015. In 2017, they completed their family with a little boy which Rudy insisted on naming Deion after his favorite football player, Mr. Primetime. Sports were a huge part of him. Rudy was a diehard Patriots, Yankees, and Clippers fan.
Rudy touched the lives of everyone he met; you could not help but love him. He had such a magnetic personality and he will be missed greatly.
In lieu of flowers his family is asking that a donation be made in his memory to one of his favorite charities: Never Forget Your Own Inc. or to The Wounded Warrior Project or to 22 Until Valhalla.
A celebration of his life will be held from 12-4 p.m. on Friday, August 16th at Basin Creek Reservoir. Military Honors will begin at 1:00 p.m.
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Axelson Funeral & Cremation Services is privileged to serve Rudy’s family.
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Ryan Turner says
Gonna Miss the Heck out you Buddy. Gone But Never Forgotten
Jodi Recore says
Gonna Miss you like crazy. I hope your finally flying high.
Jenifer Valerio says
Rudy you were an amazing soul! Always so much fun to be around! You’ll be 4ever missed & never forgotten! Much love to your Wife and Children & many, many prayers for everyone at this time 💜💜💜 your old pal, Jenifer Valerio (Bakki)
Sherry, your words are beautiful..
you did such a good job writing this.
I can hear Rudy now.. “awesome”
Zach and I are both so sorry.. I still
Can’t believe it. We will miss him so
Much. If you need anything please
Kevin Neff says
You will forever be in my memories brother. Erica and I will never forget all the laughs and joy that you brought to our lives! Till Valhalla, rest easy and rounds complete.
I am going to miss you, Rudy. You always had a way to cheer everyone up. You left us too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife and children. Rest In Peace, my friend. Until we meet again
Sarah Mayer says
Rudy, you were truly one of a kind! Your obituary was beautifully written. It brought tears to my eyes. It’s been years since we have spoken but I always have fond memories of you. One of them being our senior prom well our whole senior year. You could light up a room and put smiles on everyone’s face. You always could cheer me up and make me laugh. You had such a big heart. I’m saddened to hear of your passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Fly high my friend! You will always be in my heart.
Nick Legend says
Rest easy Brother.
Rudy you are going to be so missed , you left a mark on people no matter how long or little you knew them . Condolences to the family , may you find a little peace each day .
Going to miss you Brother till we shoot another fire mission in Heaven RIP
Shanna Ledgerwood says
Rudy will be missed. I’ll remember you when the Broncos play the Patriots I’ll not to be to happy if your team wins. Your friend Shanna.