Gerald Ruskamp

Gerald Ruskamp
01/23/1957 - 09/07/2022
Minnick Funeral Home

A Private Mass of Christian Burial for Gerald Ruskamp age 65 of Wisner, NE will be held.  Public visitation will be Friday, September 16, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a public Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner, NE.  Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting with the arrangements.

Gerald passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, NE.

Gerald Joseph Ruskamp was born on January 23, 1957 in West Point, NE to Lumier and Ethel (Batenhorst) Ruskamp.  He attended the Sacred Heart Academy at Olean, NE and graduated from Howells High School in 1976.

On May 5, 1984, he was united in marriage to Marlene Fullner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE.  Gerald farmed, raised livestock and also worked for various businesses in the area.

Gerald was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner.  He was a car enthusiast, loved music, and tinkering with tractors.

Survivors include-

Wife-Marlene Ruskamp of Wisner, NE

Son-Nathan and Tacy Ruskamp of Columbus, NE

Son-Carl Ruskamp of Wisner, NE

Parents-in-law-Artwin and JoAnn Fullner of Wisner, NE


Lou Ann and Bob Wiechman of West Point, NE

Janet and Steve Sueper of Columbus, NE

Dorothy and Dan Brunsing of West Point, NE

Mary Kay and Dale Hegemann of Columbus, NE

Duane Ruskamp of Wisner, NE

Geralyn and David Luhring of Keller, TX

Elaine Fisher of Omaha, NE

In-Laws- Marlin Fullner of Norfolk, NE

Russell and Theresa Fullner of Wisner, NE

Rodney and Darla Fullner of Ralston, NE

Numerous nieces and nephews and their families also survive him.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, son-Aaron Ruskamp, brother-Paul Ruskamp, and brother-in-law-Bill Fisher.