C. Victor Rudder, age 92 of Salem, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Vic was born in Salem on February 8, 1926, the son of Casper E. and Susie C. (Voyles) Rudder.

He graduated from Salem High School in 1944 and joined the Naving, serving in WWII. He returned to join the family firm, retiring as co-owner and president of the old Rudder Tire Service, Inc.

He was a member of the Salem V.F.W. and a lifetime member of the Lions Club International. He was a long time treasurer of the Salem Lions Club and was a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was a member of the Columbus Model A Club.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ellen M. Rudder; son, Richard L. Rudder of Columbus; daughter, Sherry A. Rudder of Salem; Grandsons: Chris Rudder of Columbus and Nic Rudder of Brazil, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; daughter, Lynda M. Rudder; brothers: Robert and Paul Rudder.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am Thursday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Steven Gorman officiating, followed by interment in Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.

Visitation: 5 to 7 pm Wednesday and 9 am until the time of the service on Thursday.

Memorial Contributions to: Salem Lions Club PO Box 175 Salem, Indiana 47167.