Dick Ruge
May 21, 1929 - June 28, 2019

Dick Ruge

Dick Ruge
May 21, 1929 - Jun 28, 2019

Dick Ruge

Richard "Dick" Ruge, 90, of Fort Dodge died on June 28, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.

Visitation is Thursday, July 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Laufersweiler's Funeral Home, Fort Dodge. Services will be held on Friday, July 12th at 11:00 am, at First Presbyterian Church 1111 Fifth Avenue North Fort Dodge - with visitation for the hour preceding the funeral. A noon luncheon will follow the service at the church.

Dick was born on May 21, 1929. He graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1948. He served 6 months in the Air Force. He was united in marriage to C. Adeline Halligan on August 1, 1949 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. He worked with his brother at the Brake and Alignment business on Third Street, on the railroad as a brakeman, as an electrician for Paul Electric and retired from his own business, Ruge Electric.

Dick was an active member of Noon Lions.

He is survived by his wife, C. Adeline (Halligan) and children Linda (Marshel) Rossow, Chris (Anny) Ruge, Sherrie Palmer (John Sunner), Kyle (Sherry) Ruge, and Joe (Linda) Ruge and his sister, Sally (Larry) Buchan. He has 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and counting.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, in-laws, son, Jim.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


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Bruce and Donna Dane on Jul 13, 2019

Dear Ruge family and friends, Donna and I had only one opportunity to visit Dick and Adeline. What beautiful couple! We thank God for that opportunity and will always remember. Dick, Adeline and the whole Ruge family are in our prayers.

Diana Bishey on Jul 2, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Having just lost my father, I know what your going through. Cherish the memories.
Diana Bishey Paulson

Kely Lawler on Jul 2, 2019

Kyle, Joe, & Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Dick was a great guy. God be with you all. Darwin Rummel, Kurtis & Kely Lawler

Martha and Kirt Miller on Jul 2, 2019

Linda, our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. You are in our prayers. Martha and Kirt Miller

Bob Schmeling on Jul 2, 2019

Linda and family: my deepest sympathies go out to you at this difficult time. I hope that fond memories will comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Bob E Nowell on Jul 2, 2019

Adeline, so sorry to hear, Dick was a good man, enjoyed knowing him, prayers for you and your family

Kathy Aikens on Jul 1, 2019

My prayers are with you and your family.

Marilyn Willis on Jul 1, 2019

I will always cherish memories of my Uncle Dick. He was a sweet and thoughtful man. I always felt at home when I was with him. He and my brother, Bob, were the best of buddies throughout their lives and Bob shared many stories of the adventures they shared.

Dori Snow on Jun 30, 2019

CandleAdeline and family; I was so saddened to read of Dick's passing this morning. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Fondly, Dori Snow

Kim Langholz on Jun 30, 2019

CandleDearest Ruge family...I was so sad when my sister, Colleen, told me about Dick's passing. He always had a smile and a quick wit! Loved him! Praying for you all and sending my love to you over the miles.

FDSH Class of 1968 on Jun 29, 2019

CandleLinda and Family - I fondly remember Dick having coffee every morning back when I worked at the theatres. We would meet at Zakeer's and later at JaMar's. I think, with Dick's help' we were able to solve all of Fort Dodge's & the world's problems while trying to stick somebody with the coffee tab for the morning. Dick was a good man and will be missed in Fort Dodge. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

FDSH Class of 1968 on Jun 29, 2019

CandleLinda & Family, we are so very sorry learning of the passing of your Father. We trust that the memories you cherish will strengthen you during this difficult time.



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Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home
307 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



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