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Lester C. "Sam" Ruhland

June 20, 1948 November 16, 2018
Lester C. "Sam" Ruhland
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Obituary for Lester C. "Sam" Ruhland

Lester C. “Sam” Ruhland, age 70 of Reedsburg and formerly of Plain, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the UW Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born on June 20, 1948 in Plain the son of Clarence and Almira (Luther) Ruhland. Following his high school graduation Sam worked for Fred Bindl Gravel Company, Oscar Mayer, Kraemer Brothers, Suemnicht Cheese Factory, was a welder helping to build Devil’s Head Ski Hill and had numerous other short term jobs. Sam battled most of his life with schizophrenia having many successes and failures. He lived well the last 12 years at Country Casa Group Home in Reedsburg with the excellent care of Carol Moe-Kiefer, Patti and Suzanne. Survivors include 3 siblings, Carol Jean Dwyer of Madison, Imelda (Bill) Cotter of Arlington, TX, Earl “Cubby” (Mary Jane) Ruhland of Janesville, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Almira Ruhland, 5 brothers, Evan, Glen, Roger, Ralph and Lloyd Ruhland and a sister, Alice Caldwell. A Mass in Memory of Lester “Sam” will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church from 10:30 A.M. until the time of Mass. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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Visitation

Tuesday

27

Nov

10:30 AM 11/27/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11/27/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Luke's Catholic Church

1240 Nachreiner Avenue
Plain, Wisconsin 53577

St. Luke's Catholic Church
1240 Nachreiner Avenue Plain 53577 Wisconsin
United States

Service

Tuesday

27

Nov

11:30 AM 11/27/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Luke's Catholic Church

1240 Nachreiner Avenue
Plain, Wisconsin 53577

St. Luke's Catholic Church
1240 Nachreiner Avenue Plain 53577 Wisconsin
United States
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