Gerhard von der Ruhr

Gerhard J. von der Ruhr

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
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Gerhard von der Ruhr, 78, died March 14, 2020 at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula, MT, after a brief illness. He will be remembered in a celebration of life at an unspecified time in the future in De Pere, WI. He was born in Germany on May 10, 1941. Following earning his undergraduate degree and MBA, he led a long career as an international businessman, ultimately founding three companies involved in medical technology. He married his wife, Ursula, on July 30, 1965. They lived in numerous European countries and settled in the U.S. in 1972, becoming U.S. citizens in 1976. He fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and dearly loved working on his ranch in Huson. He especially enjoyed riding his horse, Star. He is survived by his son, Marc, daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and granddaughters, Emily and Sarah.
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Wilhelm Heinrich und Elisabeth Hattig

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Wir sind zutiefst erschuettert und verabschieden uns von unserem Jugendfreund Gerd. Er war ein Teil unseres Lebens, dafuer danken wir Ihm!
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