Leon J. Ruder Sr. |
Leon J. Ruder Sr. found peace on Friday, October 16, 2015, at the age of 75.
He is survived by his wife, Jeaninne, of 51 years. He is the father of Leon Jr. (Lisa) and Dennis; grandfather of Kaitlin (Kevin) Oreshack, Molly Winkelman and Brandon and Kameryn Ruder; great-grandfather of Evelynn and Sawyer Winkelman; and brother of Alicia (Robert) Bott, Lawrence (Judi), Roberta Puglise, Paul (Jean), Richard (“Mike”), Gary (Karen), Patricia (Martin) Gureski, Steven (Bernadette), Margaret (Larry) Honeck, Leonard (Barbara), Loretta (Smokey) Reisdorf, Mark (Pamela), Martin (Annalee), and Gregory. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Dorothy (nee LeGris) Ruder.
Leon had been a union carpenter since 1961 and was a member of the Local 344. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed all Wisconsin sports and NASCAR.
Visitation will be held from noon until the time of services at 2 PM today, Oct. 22, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc. Leon will be laid to rest at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia following the service.
In lieu of flowers and memorials, please send your prayers and well wishes to the family and friends of Leon.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.