John "Jack" Ruhland of Eden Valley died, June 13, 2013. He was 82.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Jerome Naduvathaniyil, OSB, officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Eden Valley. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley, and at church from 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 21.
John J. "Jack" Ruhland was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Eden Valley to Michael and Wilhelmina (Fink) Ruhland. He was married to Katherine Tintes Oct. 13, 1951, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Jack lived his entire life in Eden Valley. He was a mink rancher for 25 years and had egg-laying hens for more than 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, golf, telling stories and, most of all, his family.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Bernice Johnson, Ervin Ruhland, Mary McIntire, Richard Ruhland, and infant brother Edward.
He is survived by his wife Katherine of Eden Valley; children Douglas (and Diane) Ruhland of Eden Valley, Paula Ruhland of Minneapolis, John M. (and Sandy) Ruhland of Minneapolis, Patrick (and Joyce) Ruhland of Brooklyn Center, Andrea (and Paul) Ruhland of Lakeville, Brenda (and Brian) Bianchi of Austin, Tex., and Daniel Ruhland of Roseville; brother George M. (and Mary Lou) Ruhland of Eden Valley; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.