Robert L. Ruhge, 90 of Avoca, passed away on Oct. 11, 2019, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. He was born on Feb. 21, 1929 to Fred J. & Cecil Greenrod in Weeping Water.
Robert married Leona Brinkhoff on June 3rd, 1951 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Otoe.
He worked at Marquardt service station in Avoca before joining the Marines from 1951-1953 during the Korean conflict.
After he returned home he continued to work at Marquardt service station for many years.
Robert farmed and later worked as a rural mail carrier for 29 years.
In his later years he collected and fixed antique tractors.
He is survived by his wife Leona Ruhge, sons Rick (Wanda) Ruhge, Rod (Cindy) Ruhge, grandchildren Erika (Jim) Polzin, Ryan (Lacey) Ruhge, great grandchildren Austen Churchill, Lexi Polzin, Hayden and Robert Rylan Ruhge, sister-in-law Lucille Ruffner, and many other relatives, friends, and family friend Steph Petersen.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Cecil Ruhge, brother-in-law Ervin Ruffner, and great grandson Rowan Ruhge.
Funeral services were to be Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Otoe, Nebraska. Burial was to follow at the Avoca Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. all at
the funeral home in Syracuse.
Memorials are suggested to the Avoca Cemetery.
Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, 644 Park Street, Syracuse.  
Condolences to www. fusselmanallenharvey.com