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Ronald Ruhland

Ronald Ruhland, 78 years old, of Remsen, IA passed away peacefully with family at his side from a lengthy illness Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at his home in Remsen. 
        Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen.  Graveside Military Honors will be conducted by VFW Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen.  Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Chalice presentation all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen.
        Ron was born on Nov. 23, 1933, the son of Ben & Leone (Kemp) Ruhland.  He was raised and educated rural LeMars attending both rural school and St. Joseph’s School.  He then served in the US Army for 3 years.
        On Nov. 7, 1956, he married Ellen Thill at Remsen.  The couple farmed south of Remsen for 32 years before moving into Remsen.  He then worked at Moeller’s Furniture and drove school bus for 20 years.
        Ron was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.  He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing cards, wood crafting and bowling.
        Survivors include: his wife Ellen of Remsen; two sons, Guy (Tammy), Doug (Susie); daughter, Mary Lynn (Fred) Frericks all of Remsen;  eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Larry (Dorothy) Ruhland of LeMars, IA, Danny (Charlene) of Remsen, Glen (Alice) of LeMars, IA;  two sisters, LaVonne (Paul) Loutsch of Remsen, Mary Lee (Don) Neubrand of LeMars, IA;  two sister-in-law, Darlene Arens & Joyce (Dale) Loutsch both of Remsen;  numerous nieces & nephews.
        Preceded in death by, sister, Joyce Ann Ruhland in infancy, sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Ruhland, Brother-in-law, Don Arens.
        Casket bearers will be, Nichole Niehus, Katie Jo Wingert, Rebecca & Amanda Ruhland, Brittney Frericks, Tim Ruhland, Mitch Frericks & Nathan Ruhland.
        K of C Honorary Bearers will be, Lloyd Wolf, Keith Arens, Gib Schroeder, Duane Majeres, Tony Delperdang, Alan Loutsch, Dave Augustine & Paul Pick.

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To the Ruhland Family - Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. When told of the news of Ronnie, all of our kids shared fond memories of him driving their school bus. He always made their day special. He most certainly will be missed. Hugs and prayers to you all. KH.

Ken and Kelly Hajek Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ellen and family. Sory to hear that Ronnie passed on. He is with God and at peace We will all miss him. You have our deepest sympathy. God Bless, Lucy

Lucy Lehner Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to the entire Ruhland family. Wendell enjoyed working with him and had many stories to tell. I enjoyed working with him as a bus driver at school. Blessings and peace to you all. Caryn and Wendell

Riedemanns Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ellen and family, so sorry to hear about Ronnie, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jo Ann Williams Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Ellen and your family in the passing of Ron. I always enjoyed working with him. I remember having coffee breaks with Ron at Moeller's. He always had to have a "treat" and when we wanted to only have a half he'd get out his trusy (and dirty) pocket knife ...

Lisa Schierholz (Schimmer) Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To the Ruhland Family - Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. When told of the news of Ronnie, all of our kids shared fond memories of him driving their school bus. He always made their day special. He most certainly will be missed. Hugs and prayers to you all. KH.

Ken and Kelly Hajek Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ellen and family. Sory to hear that Ronnie passed on. He is with God and at peace We will all miss him. You have our deepest sympathy. God Bless, Lucy

Lucy Lehner Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Hello, Doug, Susie and family. Sorry to read about your dad's passing. I have moved to Kansas City, but I always have great memories of Remsen back in the days of pig and sheep farming, lol. Prayers to you all. Shen

Shen Herbold Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to the entire Ruhland family. Wendell enjoyed working with him and had many stories to tell. I enjoyed working with him as a bus driver at school. Blessings and peace to you all. Caryn and Wendell

Riedemanns Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to hear of Ronald's passing. It was a privledge to see him and Ellen when I was home for Kids Days. It was also nice to have him as neighbors and my parents would always tell me they could hear him playing the organ. My parents have lost 3 neighbors this y...

Kaylene Schmitt Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM