Born in Green Bay, WI on Jul 07, 1935
Died on Oct 27, 2010 and resided in Village of Bellevue, WI
Jerome A. Rukamp, 75, Bellevue resident, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at a local hospital. He was born July 7, 1935 in Green Bay to the late Clement and Georgina (Vanden Langen Berg) Rukamp. Jerome served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 until his discharge in 1956. He was employed as a truck driver for over thirty years at Tilot Oil, until his retirement in 2000. In his retirement and currently he was driving for Lamers Company. Jerome enjoyed playing softball, bowling and playing cards. He was a family man and truly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially when the Packers were playing, as he was an avid fan.
Jerome is survived by his five children: Cheryl Corrigan, DePere; Kathy (Tom) Buechler, DePere; Sue (Chuck) Hoogland, Florence; Brenda Kline, DePere; and Mark (Amy) Rukamp, Florence; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 stepchildren, Tiffany (Kelly "Cubby") Corby, Milwaukee; Tom (Ingrid) Wilmet, Stacy, MN; 6 step grandchildren. He is also survived by 6 brothers and sisters: Clarence (Bernice) Rukamp, Green Bay; Shirley Baye, Green Bay; Betty (Lloyd) Daul, DePere; Dorothy (Jim) Thompson, Mountain; Dennis (Mary Kay) Rukamp, Green Bay; Leroy (Diane) Rukamp, Greenleaf. He is also survived by his first wife, Patricia Loritz, Florence; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Cletus (Lou) Rukamp and his second wife, Barb Rukamp.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Saturday after 9:30 am until time of service. Funeral Service 12:30 pm Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Merkatoris officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the Rukamp family at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established in Jerome's name.
Funeral Home Service: Saturday Oct 30, 2010, 12:30 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home
Visitation: Saturday Oct 30, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home
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