Ronald H. ‘Rudi’ Ruediger

March 16, 1935 – March 28, 2014

Ronald H. “Rudi” Ruediger, 79, of Old Ashippun and formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Rudi was born the son of Hans and Carol (Walecki) Ruediger on March 16, 1935, in Milwaukee. He was married to Beverly M. Scherbert on May 6, 1961, in Milwaukee. Rudi served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1957. Rudi loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He will be missed.

Rudi is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Old Ashippun; his son, Daniel (Margot) Ruediger; his daughter, Linda Pettis of Wausau; his brother, Jim (Dorothy) Ruediger of Muskego; two sisters, Judy Hibbard of Markesan and Dennice (Dave) Kujawa of Milwaukee; three grandchildren; one step grandson; and five great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John.

A gathering of family and friends will be held today, April 3, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at VFW Post 2260, 1388 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, and cremation is to occur at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral and Cremation Services, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at For more information, call 920-885-5291.