Michael J. Ruhl

August 26, 1957September 15, 2020

Michael J. Ruhl, age 63, US Navy Veteran, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Beloved son of the late Robert and the late Jayne Ruhl; loving father of Michael Ruhl; dear brother of Robert (Connie) Ruhl, Dyan (Glenn) Ford, Carol (Richard) Murawski, John Ruhl and William (Sue) Ruhl; beloved fiancée to Sue Schweig; dear uncle to Scott, Amy, Adam, Rick, Bubs, Kristy, Sara, Steve, Kevin, Beth, April and Billy; great uncle and friend to many.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 21, 2020 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Andrew J. McGann and Son Funeral Home, 10727 S. Pulaski Rd. Chicago. Funeral Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Prayers from Andrew J. McGann at 10:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christina Church, 111th & Homan Ave., Chicago. Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Alsip, IL. For more information please contact the funeral home at 773-783-7700.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Andrew J. McGann and Son Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. St. Christina Church will allow 55 or few guests at the church. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.


  • Visitation

    Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Prayers

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Michael J. Ruhl

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Sue Schweig

October 18, 2020

To Our Dearest Friends and Loved One’s, as I realize with the passing of Sweetest Day and it’s been a month without our Beloved Mike I thought I would again share the prayer I said the morning we met at the funeral home to celebrate his Home going and to a life well lived! Thank you for all of you prayers, thoughts and supports on behalf of the Ruhl Family.

Good Morning Most Dearest Loved 💕 One's,


Dear God,

We Thank you for today. Another day upon this earth to carry out your will. With all Praise, Honor and Glory.

But this day, Lord, please this day I pray you fill us over flowing with all the Power and Strength of your Holy Spirit so that we be able to Joyfully meet and greet all fellow grieving friends of Mike's who will truly miss our Beloved, Since we know that he is well and stands in your Glorious presence at this very moment.
(I am sure Mike would want us to be in a spirit of celebration and that we and have much Joy!)

He and I knew that this was to be his Re-Birth Day into the eternal life of the Spirit. Yes, we are sad, we will mourn. But today it's time to be glad and Joyful because the rebirth has come!!

Please, for our Beloved Mike, Let us all display the Faith and Joy that Mike so effortlessly demonstrated to us while he said his goodbyes. As today we will meet and greet all those who come to pay their final respects for him our Beloved Mike Ruhl.

We ask this all in the name of Jesus Christ and the Power of your Holy Spirit! Amen! Amen and Amen!

Sue Schweig

Tony Castrello

October 5, 2020

Mike and I were stationed together on the USS Dahlgren for a couple years. We saw the world together and had some of the best times and the greatest laughs. You will be greatly missed Brother. Rest In Peace my friend.

Brad craver

October 5, 2020

I loved Mike! I served with him in the United States Navy from July 1985 to January 1989. We worked in the same office. His smile, attitude and love of life affected everyone.! He loved to sing and was always ready for a party.! He was a great friend and a great American veteran! I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has the mic in heaven and he has stolen the show there! Rest easy my brother...fair winds and following seas are my desire for your soul. See you soon my brother! Love you Michael!!!!

Harry Dantolan

October 1, 2020

Remembering you Mike; the best way I know how. Good bye my good friend good bye.

Kevin Friend

September 21, 2020

Blessings and condolences to family and friends..Fond teenage memories with Mike Dan Dermody and myself..Many fun and fond memories from many concerts growing up early teens in Calumet City..Dan Mike and I had a 'Sha-na-na' tribute band where we'd grease back our hair and do 3 part harmonies door to door..3 amigos growing up learning how to be men..May God rest your soul Mike I'll see you when my work here is done...

Patti Crema

September 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. Mike was a patron at the library I worked at and yes he loved to read! Always looking for new books to place on hold. Forget his library card alot (lol) since he was a regular we took care of him. He didn't like the computer too much always needed our help. But always so Thankful when you would help him out. He smile was thanks enough. And on his way out would stop and tell us to have a Good Day and remembered all our names. Just a good guy! My heart breaks for all of you.

Jill Kroll

September 18, 2020

I remember Mike as always being kind and understanding, He always smiled and had a positive attitude about everything. I am sure his family will miss him dearly.
Rest In Peace Mike you are know home

Sue Schweig

September 18, 2020

9/13 2pm
text to Mike’s sister Carol replying if the medical staff are giving us any new information.
from Sue Schweig at Mike’s bedside.

They’re not. This is all about the Lord here on out. I’m positive Mike’s spirit and soul are at total peace right now. It’s just the flesh hanging onto the world because that’s what God designed it to do..

Lord, I pray that you not let our beloved Mike suffer anymore. We thank you for the time that you have given him to us on our journey and we have hope to see him again along with our other loved ones who have been known by you and gone before us in Paradise on the day you have already chosen and is written in the book of Life. Amen

Luciana Parente

September 17, 2020

From duets of Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow to The Stones, I could always count on Mike as a singing partner. I’ll know you’re with me whenever I hear “Dead Flowers” or explain the meaning behind a “Three Dog Night”. You always called me your soul sister... you’ll always be my soul brother. Until we meet again my friend. Love you Mike!

Quin Cunningham

September 17, 2020

Mike was a great guy, and a heck of a performer! He used to steal the show when my band would play in the neighborhood, a true legend. The Coyote Riot guys will miss you Mike!


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