Jonathan Patrick Ruda, 31, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 in Osage Beach.

Jonathan was born May 19, 1986 in Scott City, Kansas, the son of Donald and Susan (Wasserman) Ruda.

Jonathan is survived by his parents Donald and Susan Ruda of Ness City, Kansas;  his fiance Jessica Stein and their daughter Jade Alexandria Ruda of Osage Beach, Missouri; his brother, Daniel Ruda and wife, Danielle, of Topeka, Kansas; his sisters, Danea Cramer and husband, Chad, of Wichita, Kansas and Maria Kane and husband, Tyson, of Dodge City, Kansas; nieces Ainsley and Elly Cramer of Wichita; and nephews Dominic and Lucas Ruda of Topeka, Kansas and Tristan and Ronan Kane of Dodge City, Kansas.



Jonathan was preceded in death by his grandparents Joe and Eilleen Ruda and Gilbert and Edith Wasserman.

Jonathan was a warm and caring gentleman who could win anyone over with his gracious heart and beautiful smile.  He loved to crack jokes and enjoyed being around people and socializing.  Living and enjoying the lake life at the Lake of the Ozarks was one of Jonathan’s favorite things, but more than anything, his greatest joy was spending time with his daughter Jade.

Local visitation for Jonathan will be held Monday, July 3, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 pm at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home In Osage Beach, Missouri with a reception to follow from 4:30 – 7:00 pm at Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Headquarters, 30 Porter Mill Springs Drive, Sunrise Beach, MO.  Everyone is welcome to attend both or just one.

Additional services will be Wednesday, July 5, with a Rosary beginning at 9:00 am and services following at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ness City, Kansas.  Interment will be at 3:30 pm at St. Cyrils Cemetery in Atwood, Kansas.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Jonathan Ruda Memorial Fund at or sent to Fitzgerald Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Ness City, KS  67560