1928 - 2014
Kenneth Ruehle, 86, of Racine passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints in Racine.
Kenneth was born on Jan. 18, 1928, in Illinois, the son of the late Christopher and Ida (Damkey) Ruehle. Kenneth was a member of the U.S. Army. He married Patricia Wilgus on Feb. 4, 1950, in Springfield, Ill. Kenneth was employed as an over the road truck driver for Consolidated Freightways for many years, driving for American Motors, Jewel, and Arco. His hobbies included reading, collecting coins, woodworking, he was passionate about plants and flowers, and spending time with family and friends. Ken enjoyed traveling and taking road trips with his family, his travels took him overseas and through 40 of the United States. While working for Consolidated Freightways, he earned many safety awards including an award for driving 3 million miles without an accident.
Kenneth is survived by his his wife, Patricia Ruehle of Racine; children, Bernard (Candy) Ruehle of Georgia, Pamela (Dennis) Jahns of Kenosha; six grandchildren, Sissy (Gary) Kelly, Kenny (Jennifer) Ruehle, Lori Jahns, Amanda (Bob) Becker, Andrea (Dan) Bendon, Abbey (James Gum) Jahns ; and 12 great grandchildren, J.R., Jasmine, K.J., Sadie, Brandon, Kaila, Natalie, Ruby, Zoe, Jared, Tyler, and Liam; and many other family members & friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Udell Ruehle.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Kenosha Funeral Services from 5-7 p.m. with Military Honors and funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. Private entombment at West Lawn Memorial Park, Racine, WI.
Kens family would like to thank Dr. Ryan Engel & staff, the nursing staff at Wheaton Franciscan, and all of his family and friends for all of their support.
Kenosha Funeral Services & Crematory
8226 Sheridan Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53143