Welcome to the memorial page for

Frederick C. Ruesink

November 24, 1942 ~ December 4, 2017 (age 75)

Fred Ruesink, age 75, of Wykoff, MN passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at Saint Marys in Rochester, MN.

Memorial service for Fred will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday December 8, 2017, at Fillmore Free Methodist Church in Wykoff, MN with Rev. Tim Ward officiating. Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Fillmore Free Methodist Church in Wykoff, MN and will continue for 1hr prior to the service.

Frederick Cordell Ruesink was born November 24, 1942 in Spring Valley, MN the son of Burton and V. Elaine (Puck) Ruesink. He attended and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1960.  After graduation, Fred enlisted in the United States Army where he was stationed in Europe as a Radio Tech. After returning home, Fred started working road construction and continued to for about 40 years. On March 23, 1974 he was united in marriage to Kathy Ptacek at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.


Fred loved to go four-wheeling, hunting, camping, trapping, and fishing. Fred was especially talented when it came to woodworking and fly tying. When he wasn’t at home, Fred would be cruising the gravel roads with his dog Buddy. You could always find Fred at the Café in Wykoff having morning coffee and talks with the guys. Fred was a member of the Spring Valley Coon Club and Sportsman Club.

Fred enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids.

Fred is survived by his wife Kathy of Wykoff, MN; children Patrick (Amber Zigan) Ruesink of Spring Valley, MN, Stacie (Dale) Scherger of Chatfield, MN, and Jodi (Kenny) Moen of Fountain, MN; 7 grandchildren: Shantel, Journey, Monte, Tyler, Hannah, Sydney, and Austin; 2 great grandchildren: Ramon and Adela; a brother Roger (Paula) Ruesink of Spring Valley,MN; a sister Margaret (Wendell) Freiheit of Wykoff, MN; his beloved dog Buddy; and many nieces and nephews.                                                                

He is preceded in death by his parents.

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 Service Information

December 7, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fillmore Free Methodist Church

Fillmore, Minnesota

Memorial Service
December 8, 2017

2:00 PM
Fillmore Free Methodist Church

Fillmore, Minnesota

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