Robert Krosting

1960 - 2021


Robert Dean (Rudy) Krosting, age 61, died at his mountain property south of Pilot Rock, October 26, 2021. He was born in Pendleton Oregon, September 26, 1960 to Rudy and Louisa (Fahrenwald) Krosting. He graduated from Pilot Rock high school in 1979. Rudy worked in the logging industry for a number of years and most recently was employed by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

He married his sweetheart, Cindy Chewning, May 8, 2004. At that time he welcomed two stepsons into his...

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Robert Cash

November 1, 2021 4:16 PM

Words cannot describe the joy Rudy brought to people. I could always count on him to brighten my day with one of his jokes and unmistakable laugh. I feel truly blessed to have worked next to him and call him my friend.
My deepest condolences and sympathy to his family.

Mayanna Kopp

October 30, 2021 9:38 PM

I send my condolences and deepest sympathy to Robert's family.  I am so sorry for your loss.

Ronald Kopp

October 30, 2021 9:34 PM

I am very sorry to hear of Rudy's passing. I send my deepest sympathy and condolences to his family.

Cindy Hicks

October 30, 2021 9:20 PM

Rudy (aka Rude Dude) made an impact in more lives than one can imagine. He was the Dispatch Weekend Warrior, and boy did we abuse him. We would send him from Pendleton, then to the end of the Meacham section, only to send him to Hermiston. He never complained. He was always positive, and had a wonderful sense of humor.
During the winter months, we document some of the humor we hear from the crews. Here are some with Rudy:
12M38 (after getting his new radio number): “12M90, 12E3 on Pendleton, I mean 12M38 on Pendleton. I heard 12E3 out there & got confused.”

12M38: “Station 4 12M38 on Pendleton.”                                                                                                                                    St4: “Are you sure of your number?”                                                                                                                                        12M90: “He’s checking his card.”

12M38 (Truck fire): “Everything is fine here. Things are just exploding!”

I am going to miss his smile through the radio.

Mela Dee Hester

October 29, 2021 10:13 AM

No words can even begin to express how very sorry I am. Rudy was a gem! Loved by all and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Godspeed to the family. Cindy, I love you, my friend and my heart is breaking for you!

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