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.
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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.
So sorry for your loss. Having just lost my father, I know what your going through. Cherish the memories.
Diana Bishey Paulson
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
Linda, our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. You are in our prayers. Martha and Kirt Miller
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.
Adeline, so sorry to hear, Dick was a good man, enjoyed knowing him, prayers for you and your family
My prayers are with you and your family.
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.
Adeline and family; I was so saddened to read of Dick's passing this morning. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Fondly, Dori Snow
Dearest 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.
Linda 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.
Linda & 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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