January 7, 1920 – July 28, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Evarista E. Ruegemer, age 95, who died Tuesday at Assumption Home. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m., followed by a rosary with St. Catherine’s, Christian Women and Catholic United Financial. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Evarista was born in Richmond, MN to William and Anna (Gertken) Schneider. She married Benedict Ruegemer on May 6, 1941 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Richmond, MN. Evarista enjoyed quilting, playing cards, baking, making homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, driving school bus and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish.

Survivors include her children, Kevin (Sue) Ruegemer, Alan (Vickie) Ruegemer, Dianne (Tom) Zenner; daughter-in-law, Lainie Ruegemer; sister, Valeria Braegelmann; grandchildren, Shannon Orcutt, Heidi (Steve) Stenger, Brent (Steph) Ruegemer, Scott (Amanda) Ruegemer, Kayla Ruegemer (Jordan Bloch), Mike (Becca) Ruegemer, Paul (Becca) Ruegemer, Kendra (Chip) Evanoff, Jeremy Doll and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benedict; children, Carol Ann (John) Blasius, Dennis Ruegemer, Earl Ruegemer; grandson, Shawn Ruegemer; siblings, Velma Ehresmann, Florentine Schefers, Raymond, Norbert, Robert Schneider and Mary Ann Schmitt.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, MN.