Richard ‘Richie’ Gruling

May 28, 1961 - May 24, 2007

Richard "Richie" Gruling became an angel Thursday, May 24, 2007, at age 45.

Richard worked for several years for Sara Lee Bakery. After Sara Lee closed for business, he worked for Kwik Trip in Wales. Everyone loved Richard, and he made sure the customer was happy. He was a very helpful and caring person. He will be missed by all who had their life touched by Richie.

He was the loving son of Ted and Florence (nee Schultz) and the devoted brother of Joseph (Julie) and William Gruling. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. Please meet at noon Wednesday, May 30, at Ottawa Town Cemetery for committal prayers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.