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Ruth J. Merkel Fogle
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1931, Germany
Death: May 9, 2012
Kentucky, USA

Ruth J. Merkel Fogle, 81 years of age, of Somerset, Kentucky was called home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at her residence.

Ruth was born on February 8th, 1931 in Stuttgart, Germany. She was the daughter of the late Hubert Merkel and Paula Merkel. Upon completing school, she immigrated to America in 1955. Ruth worked at Friedes and Polar Ware, both of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She was a member of the Somerset United Methodist Church, where she served her Lord. Ruth was a chair person for the worship committee, a member of Glen Glover's Sunday School class, a member of the New Covent singers and also a member of the Beacon Hill Baptist Church quilting bee. She served a term as treasurer for the Haynes Knob Fire Department and a member of the ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, hiking, and boating on Lake Cumberland. Ruth will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who is missed by all the hearts she touched.

Ruth was survived by her loving husband of 30 years, James Fogle , whom she married on November 26th, 1982 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; three sons, William Puls, Jr. of Cleveland, Wisconsin, Gerald (and Michelle) Puls of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and David Puls of Clarksville, Indiana; two step-daughters, Kathy (and John) Fogle of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and Debbie (and Scott) Warner of Madison, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Michael (and Tracy) Fogle, Matthew Fogle, Kerriana Fogle, and Jacob and Morgan Warner; one great grandson, Jaxson David Fogle; and a host of other family and friends who mourn her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Paula Merkel; and one brother, Werner Merkel.

Visitations were held on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 after 5:00 p.m. at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Reverend Terry Reffett officiating.

Her pallbearers were, Scott Warner, John Holbach, Michael Fogle, Matthew Fogle, Tom Fogle, and Brandon Fogle.

Interment followed in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset, Kentucky.


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done. 
Lakeside Memorial Gardens
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: May 11, 2012
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Ruth J. <i>Merkel</i> Fogle
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Ruth J. <i>Merkel</i> Fogle
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Some things I'd like to say, but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with God above, where there's no more tears or sadness there is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out ...(Read more)
- Joe & Vickie
 Added: May. 11, 2012
Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on. Cherished memories will never fade, because one loved is gone. Those we love can never be, more than a thought apart, for as long as there is a memory, they live with in our heart.
- Cadmus
 Added: May. 11, 2012

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