October 30, 1927 - February 12, 2017
Service Date: February 17, 2017
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. with a rosary to be prayed at 7:30 P.M. Visitation will also be held on Friday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.
Rose M. Ruhland age 89 of Plain passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, February 12, 2017. She was born on October 30, 1927 in Spring Green the daughter of John and Bertha (Bèèr) Wankerl. She was married on November 28, 1946 to Sylvester Ruhland. Rose was full of love enjoying life with her family and watching her grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and was a volunteer at St. Luke’s Catholic School. Rose was a member of the Plain American Legion Auxiliary, enjoyed gardening and raising animals. She is survived by her 8 children, Stan (JoAnne) of Kernersville, NC, Norman of Plain, Janet (Lane) Moore of Anderson, SC, Dennis of Plain, Jeffrey (Brenda) of Prairie du Sac, Ronald (Brenda) of Oregon, WI, Elizabeth Ruhland and Rick Webb of Arena, Marie (John) Johnson of Hillpoint, 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, a great great grandchild, 6 siblings, Ed, Marie Vogt, Joe (Lucille), Louis, Tony (Lorraine), Delores Sunder, a brother-in-law, Jerry Durst, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Wankerl, her husband, Sylvester Ruhland, 2 children, Paula Green, Tom Ruhland, 2 grandchildren, Angela Ruhland and Jerimiah Johnson, 3 siblings, John, Dorothy and Florence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Fr. Gary Wankerl will officiate with Fr. John Silva as the concelebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. with a rosary to be prayed at 7:30 P.M. Visitation will also be held on Friday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.