Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great-GrandpaGeorge Ruggles, age 84 of Forest Lake, passed away on April 9, 2017.
Howard was a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and The University of Minnesota. He was a lifelong Forest Lake resident and businessman, owning Bob Johnson’s Sporting Goods and Hardware Hank. He served on the Forest Lake City Council and was a member of Forest Lake Masonic Lodge #344. Howard was also an avid outdoorsman and involved with Ducks Unlimited. He was an active member at Faith Lutheran Church, serving on the church council.
Preceded in death by son, Paul; brother; Henry.
Survived by wife of 62 years, Ann; children, Peter (Janice Devine-Ruggles), Sue (John) Coy, Thomas (Cynthia), Patricia (Jack) Alberg; grandchildren, Andrew (Sheila), Dorea (Joel), Matthew (Jocelyn), Caitlin, Patrick, Kyle, Joseph, Kelley; great-grandchildren, Ottilia, Aria, Lyra, Theodore; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13th at Faith Lutheran Church, 886 N. Shore Dr., Forest Lake, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorials preferred to Faith Lutheran Church. Interment, Scandinavian Cemetery, Forest Lake.