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Frances (Grabko) Ruesch

March 16, 1931 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 91)


Frances Ruesch, 91, Wausau passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.


She was born in Hatley on March 16, 1931, daughter of the late Carl and Mattie (Kuklinski) Grabko.  She was married, firstly, to Darrell Ryan (1949) with whom she had two sons James and Timothy. Later, after divorce from her first husband, she married Edward Ruesch (1972).  He preceded her in death in 1987.


For many years she worked at Marathon Electric in Wausau until her retirement.  Some of her favorite pastimes included socializing with people and taking an occasional trip to the casino.


Survivors include her two sons, Dr. James D.  (Benita) Ryan and Timothy (Tammy) Ryan, sisters Lorraine (Grabko) Knutson and Margaret (Grabko) Langston and brothers Fred and Walter Grabko.


Private family graveside services were held at Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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