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Lulu L. Ruehle

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Lulu L. Ruehle
Funeral services for Lulu L. Ruehle, 96 of Ruthven will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Zion Luthean Church of Ruthven. Rev. Luther Thoresen will officiate the service.

Visitation will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven.

Casket bearers will be Dave Ruehle, Brian Ruehle, Steve Harmon, Jim Peterson, Greg Ruehle and Kurt Menefee.

Honorary bearers will be Mark Ruehle, Dean Ruehle, Bob Ruehle, Gary Ruehle, Mike Ruehle, Jon Ruehle, Bill Peterson, Chris Menefee, Jon Menefee, Beth Ruehle, Jennifer Harmon, Ann Harris, Sue Peterson, Becky Forey, Deb Finnelly and Marcia Ruehle.

Lulu passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at her home.

Interment will take be at Crown Hill Cemetery of Ruthven.

Lulu Lillian Lucille Ruehle was born July 17, 1910 to Edwin and Ella (Hertwig) Bigelow at Lena, Wis. She received her education in Oconto Falls, Wis. Lulu was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith.

On March 23, 1926 Lulu was united in marriage to Clarence (Hi) Ruehle in Gillette, Wisc. To this union six children were born.

At the beginning of the "Great Depression" the family moved to a farm south of Ruthven where they lived until purchasing a farm north of town in 1940. Clarence died in 1989.

Lulu was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was also very active in the Lake Center School where she helped organize the Parent Teacher Organization. Lulu served as a Girl's 4-H leader for a few years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence; a son, Donald; two grandsons: Joe Peterson and Jeff Ruehle; a great granddaughter, Emma Harmon; daughter-in-law, Marge Ruehle; and son-in-law, Jerry Peterson.

Lulu is survived by her children: Bruce Ruehle and his wife, Jean of Ruthven, Eugene Ruehle and his wife, Shirley of White Bear Lake, Minn., Phyllis Peterson of Ruthven, Gerald Ruehle and his wife, Kay of Ruthven, and Janice Menefee and her husband, Terry of Milford; daughter-in-law, Ardyce Dodge and her husband, Arnold; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Milton Bigelow and Neil Bigelow; and sisters: Abbie Barazcz, Betty Krumrei and Carol Rice.

Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.