Noel S. Ruhkamp, 65, of Blair, Neb., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Omaha, Neb.
Noel S. Ruhkamp was born Sept. 18, 1943, in Pierre, S.D., the son of John and Margaret Ruhkamp. He attended Catholic school in Winner, S.D.
He spent five years in the National Guard, and was a welder for many years. His hobbies included reading, woodworking,
camping, and enjoying his children and grandchildren.
The Ruhkamp family resided in Le Mars for nearly 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Mole) Ruhkamp; daughters Mellissa Peck of Bonesteel, S.D., Pam Johnson of Burk, S.D., Renee Ruhkamp of Blair, Cheri Hageman of Herman, Neb.; son, Tim Ruhkamp of Atlanta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Harter of Winner, S.D., Fransis Wheeler of Fort Collins, Colo.; brother, Gene Ruhkamp of Havre, Mont.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Katrina; sister, Monica; and brothers, Lorene, Norbert, Kenny and Dave.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 20, at Sievers-Sprick Funeral Home in Fort Calhoun, Neb. A private interment followed.
Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans.