Rudy A. Artz

July 21, 1937 - April 5, 2013

Rudy A. Artz, of Melissa, Texas, passed away on April 5, 2013 at the age of 75. He was born on July 21, 1937, in Makassar, Java, Indonesia, to Johan and Rosalia (de Ridder) Artz. On May 25, 1996, Rudy married Judy White in Huntington Beach, California. He grew up in Indonesia, but moved to Holland at the age of sixteen. Rudy was a member of the Merchant Marines in Europe. He was a manager in manufacturing. He enjoyed building furniture and remodeling homes.

He is survived by his wife, Judy White Artz of Melissa, Texas; sons, Michael White and Bob Uekert, both of Anna, Texas; daughters, Mar Diaz of Lakewood, California and Joyce White of Duarte, California; grandchildren, Alexandra Jade, Brianna Caitlyn both of Anna, Texas and Matthew Moore of Blythe, California; sister, Pearl Artz of Holland; uncle, Yosef Artz of Holland; a host of many other loving family and friends.

Rudy is preceded in death by his parents and brother.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, in Allen, Texas, with Danny Buster officiating.