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Richard "Rick" D. Ruhe

April 10, 1958 ~ May 24, 2020 (age 62)


Richard “Rick” D. Ruhe, 62, of Chippewa Falls, town of LaFayette, died Sunday, May 24, 2020 at his residence after a brief bout with cancer.

            Rick was born April 10, 1958 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Donald and Betty (Bowe) Ruhe.

            After graduating from Chi-Hi in 1977, he lived and worked in Houston, TX for the next 40 years and recently returned to the area.

            Rick is survived by his mother, Betty of Lake Hallie; wife, Karen Ruhe of Cypress TX; children, Thom (Christine) of Tulsa, OK and Cassie (Bob) Kraus of Cypress, TX; grandchildren, Kade Kraus and Elise Crowe; sister, Terry (Jack) Knutson of Lake Hallie, brother, Dennis (Amy) Ruhe and niece, Emily Ruhe all of Lake Hallie; also survived by nieces, Darlene Thibeadeau of Galveston, TX, Kelly (Mike) Taylor of St. Petersburg, FL; and nephew, Jason Knutson of Washington, NJ.

            Rick was preceded in death by his father, Donald Ruhe in 2017.

            A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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