Irene M. Ruhnke

April 24, 1926March 20, 2019

Irene Mary Ruhnke, 92, passed away on March 20, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Clement J. Ruhnke. The loving mother of Thomas (Marge), James (Pam), Richard (Renee), Phillip (Krista), Michael (Chelsea), and Kathleen Lent; and mother-in-law of Patrick Morehead. Proud grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 10. Dear sister of Edward Nickels (Stephanie). Irene is preceded in death by her daughter, Mary and Leo, Victoria, Freida, Alfred, and Lillian. Fond aunt and friend to many. Visitation at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 West Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014, on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 10am - 11am. Funeral Service at St. Adalbert Chapel, Niles, at Noon, where interment will take place. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 225 Michigan Avenue #1200, Chicago, IL 60601.


  • Clement J. Ruhnke, Husband
  • Thomas (Marge), Son
  • James (Pam), Son
  • Richard (Renee), Son
  • Phillip (Krista), Son
  • Michael (Chelsea), Son
  • Kathleen Lent, Daughter
  • Mary Morehead (Patrick Morehead), Daughter
  • Irene is preceded in death by Leo, Victoria, Freida, Alfred, and Lillian. Fond aunt and friend to many.


  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 25, 2019

Irene M. Ruhnke

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Leonard Szulc

March 23, 2019

I have found memories of the r u h u k e s and the little candy store across the street from my house on Morgan Street in Bridgeport it's strange on how one of the grandsons now works with me at ABT Glenview and as we talked we found out that there was a big connection from the Bridgeport era