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Gerald Gene Rufenacht Sr.

December 31, 1936 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 84)

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Gerald G. Rufenacht Sr., age 84, of Loganville, passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021. He was born on December 31, 1936 in Monroe, WI to the late Werner and Esther (Broders) Rufenacht.

On July 5, 1991, Jerry was united in marriage to Rita King.  Together they enjoyed 29 years.  She preceded him in death on July 20, 2019. Gerald spent most of his career as a Greyhound Bus driver. In his earlier years, he hauled milk in Monroe, and operated a gas station in Loganville when he first moved to the area.

He enjoyed spending his time at auctions, gas and steam shows, camping, and simply visiting family and friends with Rita. He was always there to lend a hand to a neighbor, and in his retirement, could almost always be found in his shop fixing stuff.

He is survived by his children, Gerald Jr. (Nancy) Rufenacht of Reedsburg, Rodney (Kelli) Rufenacht of Reedsburg, Daniel (Lori) Rufenacht of LaValle, Diana Burt of Aurora, IL; twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, his sisters Kathy Belongia of Broken Arrow, OK and Janice (Chuck) Paul of Madison, step-children, Teresa (Brian) Elza Fry Hoover of Tacoma, WA, John (Regina) Elza of Tacoma, WA, Tanya (Mark) Ernstmeyer of Reedsburg, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Jim.

Funeral Services for Gerald will be held Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 1:00 pm at Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg.  Pastor Beth Voight will officiate.  Visitation will also be on Thursday, at the funeral home from 11:00 am until the time of service.  Burial will follow services at the Westfield Cemetery in Loganville.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

To send flowers to Gerald's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
August 12, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Farber Funeral Home
2000 Viking Dr. P.O. Box 305
Reedsburg, WI 53959

Funeral Service
Thursday
August 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Farber Funeral Home
2000 Viking Dr. P.O. Box 305
Reedsburg, WI 53959

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