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Services Wednesday for Margaret E. Ruge, age 80

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Margaret E. Ruge, 80 of Liberty Twp., passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015.

She was born November 24, 1934, in Valparaiso, the daughter of the late Raymond and Hilda (Weise) Adam.

On January 14, 1956, in Valparaiso, Margaret married Byron Ruge who preceded her in death in 1971.

Margaret was a member of Faith Memorial Lutheran Church, Valparaiso. She had served on the Liberty Twp. Advisory Board for 13 years and as the Liberty Twp. Trustee for 24 years. Margaret was a 37 year member of the Women of the Moose Chesterton Chapter 846. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Margaret’s family was her life, serving on the P.T.A. and as a Cub Scout Leader in her younger years and spending time and enjoying her grandchildren most recently.

She is survived by her children, Norman (Wendy) Ruge of Chesterton, Ed (Sheri) Ruge of Liberty Twp., and Lucinda (Howard) Burrell of Fremont; four grandsons, Nathan, Kyle, Christopher (Elisabeth), and Brian Ruge; one great-granddaughter, Shannon; three sisters, Anita (Ed) Vaughan of Peach Tree City, GA, Hilda Turnbaugh of Dahlonega, GA, and Pauline (Rich) Dufallo of Kouts; brother, Albert Adam of El Segundo, CA; sister-in-law, Kate Adam of Georgia; brother-in-law, Robert Etchason of Chesterton; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Bonita “Bunny” Ruge; brother, Glen Adam; and many sisters and brothers-in-law.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service.

Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County or the Liberty Twp. Volunteer Fire Department.



Posted 11/23/2015




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