Vernon L. Ruley, 84, of Minster, passed away surrounded by his family at 4:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Heritage Center, Minster. He was born on May 30, 1932, in Minster, to the late Cape and Luella (Steinecker) Ruley. On Nov. 19, 1970, he married Bernadette Filburn and she survives in Minster. He is also survived by two children: Lisa Ruley and friend Ralph Wolfe, New Bremen and Denice Hagens, Rockford; his grandchildren: Sean Parlett Hagens and Alexa Hagens. He also survived by a brother: Mel Ruley, Minster. He was preceded in death by son-in-law Chad Hagens brothers Harold, Richard, Norman and Donald. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Friends may call from noon until at the time of service at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster. Memorial contributions may be made to the Minster Area Life Squad. Condolences may be left at HogenkampFH.com.
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