Bob Ruhberg, 67
Saturday, February 23, 2013 5:45 AM
Bob Ruhberg, 67, of Shingletown, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at home.
Bob Ruhberg was born Dec. 18, 1945, in St. Charles, to Delvin and Doris (Palmer) Ruhberg. He attended grade school and high school in St. Charles. During his early years he worked at the family owned restaurant, family farms, and raced at the local stock car tracks.
He was drafted, joined the United States Army, and served in Vietnam. Upon his discharge from the Army, he moved to the West Coast, started his family, and worked for CalWater and TWA. He later moved to Truckee, Calif., with his family and worked for the North Tahoe Public Utilities District until he became part owner of Donner Lake Utilities. He later returned to the NTPUD where he was Operations Director until his retirement.
In 1988 he married Jennifer, and returned to his love of stock car racing. Upon his retirement they bought a motor home and traveled, visiting family in Minnesota and stopping to visit friends and family along the way.
He enjoyed working with his hands, always building things, including the remodel of his home with his wife, train setups, and his golf cart.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, of Shingletown, Calif.; daughters, Shannon Lee (Troy) Williams, of Reno, Nev., and Amber (Paul Rogers) Ruhberg, of Carson City, Nev.; granddaughter, Elisa, and grandson, Dylan, both of Carson City, Nev.; his mother, Doris (Emery) Johnson, of St. Charles; brother, James (Sharon) Ruhberg, of St. Charles; sister, Carol (Wayne) Carrigan, of Chatfield; and numerous nieces and nephews that were his pride and joy, along with many cousins and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his father, Delvin Ruhberg, Grandpa and Grandma Palmer, and Grandpa and Grandma Ruhberg, and his beloved, Alfred.
A memorial service was held Friday, Feb. 15, at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to ResQ Animal Coalition, (254 Hartnell Ave., Redding, CA 96002), or Veterans organizations of your choice.