Curtis Rugroden

March 6, 1932 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 88)


Curtis Rugroden, 88, of Philo passed away at 5:15 PM, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Heritage Health, Hoopeston.

Private funeral services will be held.  Freese Funeral Home, Sidney is assisting with arrangements.

Mr. Rugroden was born March 6, 1932 at Nevis, MN, a son to Oscar and Ida Lehrke (Sitz) Rugroden.  He married Verna Cagle on November 16, 1956; she survives.

Also surviving are a son Michael (Kate) Medlock of Jackson, MS, daughter-in-law Sharon Medlock of Philo, four grandchildren; Lori (Jeff) Spencer of Philo, Angi (Tom) Meharry of Philo, Becky (Kylan) Stuck of Zionsville, IN and Jenny (Ryan) Babl of Madison, MS, and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son; Joe Medlock, a grandson, Mikey Medlock, six brothers, three sisters, and his parents.

He served in the United States Army form 1952-1954 during the Korean War in Logistic Communications.  He was employed at Magnavox for 30 years as Senior Staff Electronic Engineer.  He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Minnesota Vikings.  He also enjoyed visiting with family and taking yearly fishing and camping trips to Minnesota.

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