Andrew David Ruen
June 14, 1987 – April 1, 2006
We dedicate each day in memory of our loving son, Andrew.
Andrew David Ruen Memorial Scholarship
2018 Scholarship Awards
Past Scholarship Recipients:
2018 Scholarships: Janell Boyum and Bailey Ruen
2017 Scholarships: Leah Ruen, Shane Sorum, Michaela Brazee
2016 Scholarships: Halle Scott and Olivia Rogers
2015 Scholarships: Kyle Lawstuen, Stephanie Erickson, Darian Wangen, Morgan Flatness, McKenzie Hanson
2014 Scholarship: Madison Ming
2013 Scholarship: Kirstin Lawstuen, Eric Peterson, Dalton Gartner
2012: Karlee Ruen and Kiah Halvorson
2011: Paige Dohrmann
2010: Christopher Miehlisch
2008: Chaz Draper
2007: Lucas Bergo & Matt Holtegaard
Andrew was an amazing young man who was very determined at goal setting and writing down what he wanted to accomplish whether it was short-term or long-term. He would post his list of goals on his bulletin board, above his bedroom door, or write them on his desk calendar. Andrew would record what he wanted to achieve in golf, weight lifting, his GPA score, and that he wanted to ask a pretty blonde with a great sense of humor to his senior prom. Andrew was one to record memorable quotes to live by.
Andrew had been accepted to attend Texas Tech University with plans to major in chemical engineering. He wanted to work with metals to improve golf clubs. Andrew loved to keep in touch with professional sports and politics. You could find Andrew surfing the TV through all of the ESPN channels or reading the newspaper and the Internet for more sports and news. Andrew was never short on words, he was very knowledgeable and loved to talk to everyone, young or old. Maintaining relationships with those he met was important to Andrew. Many people still tell us they remember Andrew’s genuine smile and wave and how he greeted everyone by name whether it is was a casual meeting at the gas station, at school or work. Andrew’s life was cut too short and is dearly missed.