In Loving Memory
Andrew David Ruen
June 14, 1987 - April 1, 2006
We dedicate each day in memory of our loving son, Andrew.
Please check out the pictures and stories below that we would like to share about Andrew.
Click on this link to read two articles printed in the Winona Daily News. The articles briefly describe Andrew and his life.
2015 Andrew David Ruen Memorial Scholarship
Kyle Lawstuen, Stephanie Erickson, Darian Wangen,
Morgan Flatness, McKenzie Hanson
Past Scholarship Recipients:
2014 Scholarship - Madison Ming
2013 Scholarship - Kirstin Lawstuen, Eric Peterson, Dalton Gartner
2012 - Karlee Ruen and Kiah Halvorson
2011 - Paige Dohrmann
2010 - Christopher Miehlisch
2009 - KelseyRuen
2008 - Chaz Draper
2007 - Lucas Bergo & Matt Holtegaard
Andrew was great at goal setting and writing down what he wanted to accomplish whether it was short-term or long-term. He would post his goals on his bulletin board, above his bedroom door, or write them on his desk calendar in his room. Often Andrew would record what he wanted to achieve in golf, weight lifting, improving his GPA score or that he wanted to ask a pretty blonde with a great sense of humor to his senior prom. Andrew was one to write down memorable quotes to live by.
Andrew had plans to attend Texas Tech University 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 knowlegeable 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 or at school or work. Andrew is dearly missed.