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Frank Gust Ruch
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1917
Richardson County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1944, France

Rites for Ruch On Wednesday

Funeral services for Cpl. Frank G. Ruch, 27, a native of Richardson county will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Chaney-Hodgen funeral home in charge of Rev. Harold M. Bryant. Burial will be in Steele cemetery.

Members of Company B 134th infantry of the National Guard, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will attend the services in a body and will have charge of military rites at the grave.

Cpl. Ruch was killed in action July 12, 1944, at St. Lo, France. He was temporarily buried in the U.S. military cemetery at La Cambe, France, 17 miles north of St. Lo until the body was removed to be shipped to the United States.

Cpl. Ruch was born July 8, 1917, near Barada. He was a son of Mrs. Maude Ruch, Falls City, and the late Gust Ruch. Feb. 19, 1940, he was married at Troy, Kas., to Miss Lucille Hall of Hiawatha. To this union, three children were born. His widow later remarried and is now Mrs. George Bentley of Rulo. His father died July 9, 1944.

Mr. Ruch was working as a farm hand near Hiawatha and was a member of Company B, 127th Field artillery battallion, the National Guard of Hiawatha, when he was mobilized into federal service with the guards at Hiawatha Dec. 23, 1940. He was sent to Camp Robinson and Nov. 14, 1941 was discharged because he was married.

He came to Richardson county and was employed on a farm south of Salem until he was recalled into active service in Feb. 1942, to the same company at San Luis Obispo, Calif. He later was transferred to Camp Rucker, Ala., and in the latter part of 1943 to Camp Butner, N.C. He sailed from New York May 12, 1944, for England.

He was killed in the St. Lo campaign while on his duties as a telephone linesman.

Sgt. Ruch is survived by two sons, Richard Lee, 8, and Billy Joe, 5, both of Rulo: a daughter, Frankie Rosetta, 6, Rulo; his mother, Mrs. Maude Ruch, Falls City; three brothers, Roy Ruch, Leavenworth, Kas., and Robert and Donald Ruch, both of Falls City; two sisters, Mrs. Reuben Bethke, Falls City, and Mrs. Rosa Lefforge, Hiawatha.

Falls City Journal, Falls City Nebraska, Monday, March 28, 1949.
Family links: 
  Gustave Frank Ruch (1890 - 1944)
  Maudie Opal Honea Ruch (1896 - 1972)
  Richard Lee Ruch (1941 - 2008)*
  Hazel Bernice Ruch Bethke (1914 - 1996)*
  Frank Gust Ruch (1917 - 1944)
  Rosa Evelyn Ruch Burns (1920 - 1998)*
  Roy Earl Ruch (1924 - 2006)*
  Robert Eugene Ruch (1931 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Steele Cemetery
Falls City
Richardson County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Ronnie Coonce
Record added: May 26, 2012
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Frank Gust Ruch
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Frank Gust Ruch
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May you rest in peace, you are not forgotten~
- Luella Hinrichsen
 Added: Nov. 26, 2013
I found Richard's grave today and am going to sponsor it. Give Mom a hug for me. She loved you so very much and you have never been forgotten. Rest in Peace
- Patty Lou Lefforge Onek
 Added: Nov. 14, 2013
Uncle Frank,Thank you for your service to our country and for giving your life for us.Your son, my twin cousin, Richard, joined you recently. I love you both.
- Patricia Lefforge Onek
 Added: Oct. 8, 2013
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