Robert Lee Ruh

Robert (Bob) Ruh, 65, of Milwaukee died on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Froedtert Hospital.

He was born March 2, 1944, in Sheboygan, the 13th son of the late Arthur and Irene Ruh.

Bob enjoyed life to the fullest and brought his great sense of humor to every gathering.  His interests included sports and Indy car racing, cooking and history.  His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.
Bob married Annette Boll of Charlesburg on Jan. 25, 1964.

Bob was a loving father of Tammy (Tom) Ruh-Mertens, Kelly (Dave) Gromacki and Kristin (Matt) Bowen; and proud grandfather of Lauren, Olivia, Ava and Sophia.

Bob is further survived by siblings, Eugene (Dorothy) Ruh, Victor (Jeanette) Ruh, Audrey O'Donnell, James (Dorothy) Ruh, Kenneth (Charlotte) Ruh, Fayth (Daniel) Sobecke, LoAnn Ruh, Lloyd Ruh and Ione (Donald) Gregoire; sister-in-law, Juanita Ruh; and brother-in-law, Ralph Ferrara.

Bob was preceded in death by siblings Elda Ferrara, Elwood Ruh and Arthur Ruh Jr.; brother-in-law, Lloyd O’Donnell; and sister-in-law, Peggy Ruh.
We extend our gratitude to the staff at Froedtert Hospital who gave us the precious gift of extra time with our father.

There will be a memorial gathering on Saturday, June 20, 2009, from 10 a.m. to noon and a memorial Mass at noon at St. Joseph’s Church, 1619 Washington St., Grafton.

Always remember you are the keeper of his history, the keeper of his stories and the keeper of moments that only the two of you shared.