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Thomas Wesley Rue died Monday, July 3, 2017 in Round Rock, TX. He was born in Marshfield, WI on November 23, 1930 to Raymond and Myrtle Rue, the oldest of 10 children. Tom served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1953, where he was stationed in Germany. On October 15, 1954 he married Alice Berg. They resided in Shafer, MN for many years raising four children, before relocating to Round Rock, TX. Tom worked for Shafer Contracting as a heavy equipment mechanic and later as Equipment Superintendent for J D Abrams. Following retirement, Tom worked as Cemetery Caretaker at Palm Valley Lutheran Church. He enjoyed working outdoors and on old cars and motors.
Tom is preceded in death by his wife Alice Rue; his parents Ray and Myrtle Rue, brothers Richard Rue and Russell Rue; sister Judy Pederson, brother-in-law Duane Pederson and niece Andrea Handzlik. He is survived by his sons, David (Loraine) Rue of North Branch, MN and Dale Rue (friend Barb) of Milltown, WI; and daughters Sue Rue and Karen Wilkerson both of Round Rock, TX; grandchildren Stephanie (Phil) Wendel and Jim (Ashley) Rue both of North Branch, MN, Jonathan (Lindsey) Rue of Mt. Juliet, TN; Travis Wilkerson of San Marcos, TX; and Tracie Wilkerson of Salem, OR; great grandchildren, Zachary and Matthew Wendel and Jack and Lily Rue, and siblings, Larry (Mary) Rue, Helen Rue, Rolland (Donna) Rue, Archie (Brenda) Rue, Marilyn Rue and Rex (Deb) Rue and sisters-in-law, Donna Berg, Ann Rue and Jackie Bjork, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation and funeral services were at Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Palm Valley Lutheran Church, Round Rock, TX, with burial in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Palm Valley Lutheran Church, 2500 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78664.