Milton Ruege


April 22, 1932 - Jan. 27, 2013



Milton Ruege, 80, of Lake Delton, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his residence with his loving family by his side.


Milton was born April 22, 1932, in Sussex, the son of Edward and Bertha (Luedtke) Ruege. He had worked for many years as a dairy farmer. He loved the outdoors, fishing and bird watching. In March 1989, he married Patricia Sprong in Milwaukee.


Milton is survived by his wife, Patricia; a son, Ronald (Julie) Ruege of Oconomowoc; daughters, Carol (Rick) Brunke of Eagle, Linda (David) Koepke of Hartland, Sharon (Scott) Johnson of Fond du Lac and Sheri Morris of Oshkosh; a sister, Isabelle Holtz of Mukwonago; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Shirley Hengen of  Ixonia.


He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Greg; a grandson, Kody Koepke; and a brother, Clarence.


Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Friday, Feb. 1, at the Walnut Hill Bible Church in Baraboo, with the Rev. David Hutchens officiating. Funeral services will again be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, with the Revs. David Hutchens and Dan Gunderson co-officiating. Burial will be at the Vernon Center Cemetery in rural Mukwonago.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Home Health United Hospice, Walnut Hill Bible Church or the Reedsburg Area Medical Center.


The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Delton, 608-253-7884, assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, go to