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Stub Earl Ruhn

September 23, 1924 May 28, 2010
Stub Earl Ruhn
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Obituary for Stub Earl Ruhn

Edwin “Stub” Ruhn died May 28, 2010 at the age of 85. He was born September 23, 1924 in Frederic, WI. Stub served in Italy during World War II with the Army Eighty-Eighth Infantry Division. After arriving home from the war he began his career by opening his own Stub’s Texaco service station in Frederic. Following 27 years in the service station, Stub became the service manager for Frederic Auto and remained there for 25 years.

Stub was a member of the Model T Club, he looked forward to making maple syrup at Dick Hoovers, he also liked fishing, especially in Canada, smelt fishing, bowling, gardening, always sharing with others. Stub enjoyed many hobbies, but his favorite was hunting. Using a bow or rifle was no obstacle for him. He turned his love of hunting into quality time spent with children and grandchildren. As he grew older and his ability to hunt diminished, he turned his attention to spending time with his grandchildren, especially his great-grandchildren. Stub always enjoyed sneaking a dollar or some candy to the many grandchildren that flocked to him.


Stub was a member of the American Legion for 52 years. He loved being part of such an important part of his life. It was very, very important to him to help others in need. On Memorial Day he always made sure the guns were cleaned, loaded and ready to go to the cemeteries. Who can forget how Stub was in charge of the pancakes at the Legion and at home. If anyone was around in the morning for breakfast, whether it be at home or at the Legion, the first thing that appeared was Stub at the griddle. If anyone refused to eat more than four, he was greatly offended.


Stub was a long-time member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and was on the SPRC board. He always greeted people with a smile, handshake, or a hug. Stub will be truly missed by all who had the opportunity to know and love him.

He is preceded in death by his sons, Russell and Larry; parents, Fred and Grace Ruhn; sisters, Virginia, Dorothy and Maxine; and brother, Bud.


He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth; daughters, Mona Lundquist and Connie Quam. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Deanna Plant, Nick Johnson, Marcie Alba, Janelle Ruhn, Kelli Marlow, Eugene Ruhn, Michelle Chevalier, and twelve great-grandchildren.


Funeral Services were held on Friday June 4, 2010 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Frederic with Pastor Freddie Kirk officiating. Music was provided by organist, Patti Burns and soloist, Grant Norman. Pallbearers were Michael Tighe, Bruce Potter, Ken Java, Steve Young, Bill White and Terry Tuma. Burial followed the service with Full Military Honors at Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic.


Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic was entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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