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