Fredrick T. Ruch

Sept. 13, 1939 - July 16, 2010

Fredrick T. Ruch of Waukesha died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 70. He was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Waukesha, the son of Frank and Louise (Seitz) Ruch. 

He was a lifelong member at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. After attending St. Joseph’s Catholic School, he graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in 1957. Fred went on to study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was employed for many years at Moor Downs Golf Course in Waukesha as a greens keeper and had worked at Waukesha Engine as a machinist and Olson’s Power as a small-engine mechanic. He was a mechanical “whiz.” He loved to fish with his family. Along with his dad, he built a cottage on the island in Eagle Springs Lake.

Fred will be deeply missed by his sisters, Judith Brierton of Plymouth, Minn., and Dolly (Bill) Schmitz of Waukesha; nieces and nephews, Lisa Schmitz of Waukesha, Anne Schmitz of Waukesha, Kristin Dennewill of Spain, Kevin Brierton of Minnesota, Kerry Wetterling of Minnesota, Keely Travers of Missouri, Kolin Brierton of Minnesota and Kory Brierton of Minnesota; and other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Thursday, July 22, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Bill Key will preside. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. 

Memorials are appreciated to the Mental Health Association, S22-W22660 Broadway, Suite 5-S, Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.