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Marilyn Luedtke Rucks

June 3, 1931 — August 31, 2017

Marilyn Ann Luedtke Rucks, age 86, of Fond du Lac, formerly of Wautoma and Kaukauna, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 31, 2017 at St. Francis Terrace in Fond du Lac.

She was born June 3, 1931 in Baldwin, WI the daughter of Arthur and Mildred (Olson) Lee. She married Victor Luedtke on June 17, 1949 in Caldonea, MN. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1993. She married Robert Rucks on March 4, 2000 in Wautoma.

Marilyn and her first husband farmed in Woodville, WI and Seymour, WI for a number of years. They raised their family in Kaukauna before moving to Lake Alpine, rural Wautoma in 1983.  She was employed by the Outagamie County Nursing Department for 15 years and later at Waushara County Department of Aging for six years.

Marilyn was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Wautoma, Bethany Lutheran Church, Kaukauna, and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac. She was active in church,  and a faithful volunteer at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac and Agnesian Hospice. Marilyn loved her family, reading, gardening, bird watching. She was known for squirrel hunting and goose chasing.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Rucks, Fond du Lac; six children, Kurt (Sue) Luedtke, Rhinelander,  Kent (Mary) Luedtke, Neillsville,  Jim (Betsy) Luedtke, Presque Isle,  John (Carol) Luedtke, Dale,  Dave (Joan) Luedtke, Los Altos, CA, Vicki (Joe) Ziglinski, Amery.  She is further survived by Robert’s  children, Mary Sears, Wautoma,  Judy Rucks, Fond du Lac,  Patty (Corbin) Stenz, Oshkosh,  Tom (Karen) Rucks, Fond du Lac,  Ann (Steve) Pickart, Fond du Lac,  Sue (Mike) Bell, Eldorado;  many grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and dear friends.

Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 301 East Mount Morris Ave., Wautoma with Rev. Paul Michael Thomas officiating. Entombment will be at Appleton Highland Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. St. Francis Home, 345 East First Street, Fond du Lac and on Wednesday at Hope Lutheran Church in Wautoma from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. A Memorial is being established.

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