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Patrick "Woody" "Pothole" Ruhaak

March 12, 1960 June 11, 2018
Patrick "Woody"  "Pothole" Ruhaak
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Obituary for Patrick "Woody" "Pothole" Ruhaak

Toluca-Patrick B. “Woody” “Pothole” Ruhaak, age 58, formerly of Peoria, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at Aperion Nursing Home in Toluca, IL., where he had resided the last 3 years.

Patrick was born March 12, 1960 in Peoria, a son of George and Dorette (Hoffman) Ruhaak. They preceded him in death.

He is survived by 4 siblings; Paul Ruhaak, Mark (Theresa) Ruhaak both of Peoria, Michael Ruhaak of Kickapoo, and Paula Sue Chatwood of Carson City. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Patrick worked at OSF Medical Center for many years as a sanitation associate. He was a member of the Old Timers Baseball Association of Peoria, Independent Sports Club of Central Illinois, and a third degree St. Jude Knights of Columbus. He was inducted into the St. Francis Hall of Fame.

Patrick was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights.

A Funeral Mass will be Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 10 A.M. at St. Thomas Catholic Church with Msgr. Jason Gray officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 P.M. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, further visitation will be half hour prior to the mass on Saturday.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials in Patrick’s name, may be made to Peoria Notre Dame High School.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or leave private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

15

Jun

5:00 PM 6/15/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

16

Jun

9:30 AM 6/16/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 6/16/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

16

Jun

10:00 AM 6/16/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Peoria Notre Dame High School

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