Fred Rugg

Fred Rugg, 77 of Wayland, died Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00AM, Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the Independent Bible Church in Wayland, with Pastor Ben Linville officiating. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Website, Facebook and YouTube pages. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church from 9 – 10:45 AM. A graveside service will be held following the service at Cottonwood Cemetery west of Wayland, where full military rites will be afforded by American Legion Post #29 of Washington. A memorial fund has been established for the Cottonwood Cemetery. The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Fred was born October 12, 1946, the son of Walter “Doc” and L. Helen (Barger) Rugg. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth “Liz” Jane Messer December 24, 1965, at the Independent Bible Church in Wayland. He graduated from Clear Creek High School and was drafted into the United States Navy, where he was a member of the Seabees, serving until October of 1971. Fred worked at Leichty and Sons in Wayland, Bluebird in Mt. Pleasant and later at EBD in Washington. He attended Independent Bible Church and enjoyed camping, gardening, woodworking, square dancing, going to coffee, patrolling the streets of Wayland in his golf cart, and attending his grandkid’s events. Fred loved decorating for Christmas and was especially proud of his 12-foot Christmas tree.

Survivors include his children: Chad Rugg (Patricia Tinder) of Eagan, MN, Shannon Rugg (Erin) of Washington and Kristi Merida (Eric) of Wayland; grandchildren, Eric, Emma and Ethan Rugg,  Matthew Tinder (Christy), Alexa Tinder, Blayze Richardson and Easton Rugg; and eight siblings: Judy Carney of Williamsburg, IA, Laura (Gary) Hill of Washington, IA, Merle (Sherri)  Rugg of Wayland, IA, Beryl (Donna) Rugg of Wayland, IA, Mary (Donnie) Richardson of Omaha, NE, Sanford (Nancy) Rugg of Crawfordsville, IA, Robert Rugg of Omaha, NE, and Shelley (Kent) Herren of Viola, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Elizabeth September 1, 2019, and one sister Linda Otis.