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Richard Francis Rurey

Died: Friday, August 23, 2013
Age: 73
Richard Francis Rurey, 73, Linn Township, passed away at his home on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

He was born Sept. 5, 1939, to the late Donald and Angela Coppersmith Rurey in Milwaukee. Richard graduated from Burlington High School in 1957, and also attended the University ofWisconsin- Whitewater and Northern Illinois University. He married Sandra Zeinemann on March 17, 1961, in Park Ridge, Ill.

Richard is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra; four children, Dawn Smith, Lakemoor, Ill., Timothy (Elizabeth) Rurey, Boynton Beach, Fla., Pamela (Kurt) Lundstedt, Hawthorne Woods, Ill., and Andrew (Kristy) Rurey, Delavan; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Janet (Everett) Bladow, Elkhorn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Angela Rurey, and one sister, Donna Iselin.

Services for Richard are on Saturday, Sept. 7, in the chapel of the Lake Geneva United Methodist Church at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Keith Aurand officiating. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggested a charitable donation in Richardís name to the Wisconsin Parkinsonís Association or to the United Methodist Church Elevator Fund. The Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lake Geneva assisted the family. To sign the online guest registry, visit www.derrickfuneralhome.com.

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