Michael Noran ‘Mike’ Ruden | NevadaAppeal.com

Michael Noran ‘Mike’ Ruden

A graveside service for Michael Noran “Mike” Ruden, 47, a Reno resident for the past 15 years and Carson City resident for the previous 15 years, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Walton’s Carson Gardens Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be at Noran Ruden’s home after the service.

Mr. Ruden died Oct. 18, 2004, in Virginia City. He was born Dec. 4, 1956, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Noran and Vada Metheny Ruden.

Mr. Ruden was a body and fender specialist in auto repairing. He loved the Sierra Nevada, the out-of-doors and animals. He enjoyed cutting firewood and restored many classic cars for family and friends. He attended the Salvation Army church.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

Among his survivors are his father and stepmother, Carol; brothers Clifford of Cold Springs and Glenn of Sparks; sister, Cindy Ruden of Cheyenne, Wyo.; aunt, Rose Howland of Ramona, Calif. and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 1931 Sutro St., Reno, NV 89512.

Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.