March 29, 1930 - July 1, 2017
Rita M. Ruhland, age 87 of Plain, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017, with family at her side at the Greenway Manor Nursing Home, the place she called home because of the excellent care and attention she received while there. She was born March 29, 1930 at the farm in Loretta Ridge, the daughter of Lute and Esther (Ruhland) Haas. She was married to Francis A. Ruhland on April 30, 1952 and he preceded her in death on April 8, 2002. Rita was an active member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, the National Council of Catholic Women, the Plain American Legion Auxiliary where she was a past president and lifetime member. Rita loved playing cards, bowling, cooking, garage sales, travelling and camping in Briggsville.
Survivors include her 6 children, Jacqueline Ruhland of Phoenix, AZ
Pam Severson of Plain
Sharron Ruhland of Tucson, AZ
Darrel Ruhland of Reidsville, NC
Duane Ruhland (Rhonda) of Sun Prairie
Sheila (Harry) Pulvermacher of Lone Rock
7 grandchildren: Jennifer & Christina Severson, Richard and Hunter Pulvermacher, Michael Ruhland, Oscar Valdez, and Peyton Ruhland.
3 brothers: Ralph Haas (Maxine) of Spring Green, Kenneth (Gerry) Haas of Cedar Rapids, IA, Dick Haas of Rochester, MN
1 sister-in law: Elsie Haas of Plain
Nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and her extended family at Greenway Manor.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lute and Esther Haas, Sisters Loraine Burmeister , Lucille Haas and infant sister Margaret, brothers Cletus Haas, Butch Haas, Louis Haas, brothers-in-law Sylvester Ruhland, LaVerne Ruhland, Harold Ruhland, and sisters-in-law Bernice Tollefson, Lucille Reiner Carolyn Reiner.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain and at 10:00 A.M. until the time of service on Friday. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Rita’s family would like to thank the staff at Greenway Manor for everything. Mom, we hope you are enjoying that Brandy Old Fashioned sweet with Dad!!!! Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. “The Most Important Person…on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body…The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation….What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?” Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty