Obit: Rueth, Paul F. Sr. (1957 – 2015)


Surnames: Rueth, Brice, Brzezinski, Gardner, Gruhlke, Young, Jones, Kadolph

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 29 Apr 2015

Rueth, Paul F. Sr. (1 JAN 1957 – 23 APR 2015)

Paul F. Rueth Sr., 58, Neillsville, formerly of Loyal, died on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, April 29, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice officiated.

Paul Frank Rueth was born on Jan. 1, 1957, in Marshfield, the son of Franklin "Fritz" and Agnes (nee Brzezinski) Rueth. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in Loyal, graduating from Loyal High School in 1975. After high school, Paul worked a few years for Al Langfeldt before purchasing a farm southeast of Loyal, near Spokeville. He married Darla Gardner on July 15, 1978, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Loyal. They later divorced. He sold the farm in 1988, and then went to work as a heavy equipment operator for Local #139 in Eau Claire. In 2006, Paul met his lifelong companion, Cindy Gruhlke, and they recently announced their engagement. He retired in 2013. He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. Paul also enjoyed hunting, fishing, shuffleboard, pulling his lawn tractor "Destroyer," driving around looking at wildlife, and racing snowmobiles, stock cars and pulling tractors in his younger years.

Paul will be deeply missed by his three children, Kami (Sean) Young, Auburndale, Paul "P.J." (Shannon) Rueth Jr., Chili, and Kai (Kurtis) Jones, Medford; 12 grandchildren, Payton, Gavin, Keegan, Neven, Delilah, Kellan, Gauge, Cameren, Jayda, Kayliannah, Sophie, and Jasper; his fiance, Cindy Gruhlke, Neillsville, and her children, Allen Gruhlke, Jonathon (Laneah) Gruhlke, and their son, Damion, and Brett Gruhlke; four brothers, Larry Rueth, Loyal, Ronald "Butch" (Sharon) Rueth, Loyal, Richard "Dick" Rueth, Las Vegas, Nev., and Terry (Deb) Rueth, Loyal; two sisters, Kathy Rueth, Spencer, and Vicki (Jack) Kadolph, Loyal; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Margie Rueth; one brother, John Rueth; and one sister-in-law, Joyce Rueth.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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