Owen R. Ruml

Letcher

Owen Robert Ruml, 62, of Letcher, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Lake Norden Care and Rehab Center in Lake Norden.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Letcher Community Church, with burial at Butler Cemetery in rural Letcher. Visitation, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, was Friday, Nov. 17, at the Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Owen Robert Ruml, son of Robert and Shirley (Larson) Ruml, was born July 12, 1955, in Mitchell. He attended school in Letcher, graduating from Letcher High School in 1973. Owen then attended Mitchell Vo-Tech, receiving a degree in agriculture.
During his lifetime, Owen participated in and enjoyed watching baseball, basketball, softball and football games. He was proud to run the scoreboard for Sanborn Central High School basketball games for a number of years. Owen farmed and also worked at North Central Seed, Sanborn County Soil Conservation and the Mitchell Livestock Sale Barn.
He entered Lake Norden Care and Rehab in 2016 due to various health problems. While there, Owen made many friends with the staff and residents. He enjoyed playing Bingo and pinochle three days a week. In the summer, he was able to attend baseball games, as well as fishing at Oakwood State Park. Owen was proud to have gardens and loved sharing the vegetables he grew.
Owen is survived by his three siblings, Mark (Kathy) Ruml of Mitchell, Julie (Phil) Allred of Ephraim, Utah, and Scott (Susan) Ruml of Freeman; 17 nieces and nephews; and 20 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Randy Ruml; a niece, Amber Ruml; a great niece, Brooklyn Howard; and grandparents, George and Anna Ruml and Olaf and Lizzie Larson.

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