Scott County in Iowa
Scott County in Iowa
Davenport Iowa
Davenport in Scott County

John Gail Rude


John Gail Rude
51 YOA
2500 block of Madison
Davenport, IA

Scott County
December 11, 1974

John Gail Rude, 51, was shot and killed in the basement of his Davenport, Iowa home on Wednesday, December 11, 1974.

Rude’s wife, Dorothy, told police she discovered her husband’s body the morning of December 14 after returning home from a trip out of town.

Scott County Medical Examiner Dr. Rollin M. Perkins reported that Rude died from a gunshot fired from a .22 or .25 caliber weapon, and that he’d been dead at least 48 hours.

pine-hill-cemetery-davenport-dustin-oliverCourtesy photo Dustin Oliver,
John Rude was buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport.
About John Rude

John Gail Rude was born in Clear Creek, Jasper County, Iowa on October 16, 1923, to John Rude and Flossie Irene Neal.

He married Dorothy Marie Osterkamp on Oct. 2, 1946.

John was laid to rest in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport.

Information Needed

If you have any information about John Rude’s unsolved homicide, please contact the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-7979.



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