Robert H. Mudd, 88, of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 29, 2017.
Bob was born March 28, 1929 to Samuel H. Mudd, Sr. and May Mudd in Montgomery County, Missouri. He attended the one-room Pine Knot schoolhouse and graduated from Middletown High School.
He was drafted into the Army artillery and graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was sent to Korea in December 1952 where he commanded Baker Battery (105mm Howitzers) until the ceasefire in July 1953. He attained the rank of first lieutenant and returned stateside where he joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 1954. After 32 years with the Patrol, he retired as a sergeant, having served most of the time as a criminal investigator.
He was a loving and dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Faye Konneman Mudd of Lake Saint Louis; four loving children, Samuel L. Mudd of Cabool, Missouri, Brenda L. Hofer (Rick), Bradley H. Mudd (Heather), and Jason R. Mudd (Caroline); ten grandchildren, Laura, Kim, Jenny, Stephanie, Lauren, Jackson, Ethan, Anna, Bobby, and Danny; six great-grandchildren, Carter, Clayton, Paul, Amanda, Lily, and Thomas; and his sisters, Margaret Jost and Martha Peasel.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Vivien Sullivan and Betty Jean Bebermeyer and his brother Samuel H. Mudd.
There will be no visitation or memorial service. Bob donated his body to the Washington University School of Medicine in honor of American veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his memory is asked to make it to the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society (MASTERS), which provides financial assistance to the families of state troopers who died in the line of duty protecting the citizens of Missouri.