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Richard Ferguson, 69

Richard (Rusty) A. Ferguson, 69, son of Ralph and Doris Ferguson, born May 14, 1939, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 11, at Banner Baywood Hospital, Mesa, Ariz., after unexpected complications following hip surgery.

Rusty married Judy Ulrich on Sept. 5, 1958 and just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Rusty is survived by his father, Ralph (Marge) Ferguson; wife, Judy; and five children, Peggy (Mitch) Wegscheid, Janine (Mark) Emerson, Sheila (Bill) Donahue, Roger (Jessica) Ferguson and Cari (Banner) Myer. Rusty was the proud grandfather of 17 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; in-laws, Dick (Beth) Ulrich, Steve (Nancy) Ulrich, Bernie (Tony) Baillargeon, Chuck (Vicki) Ulrich, Joe Ulrich and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by all.

Rusty was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Ferguson; brother, Roger Ferguson; father-in-law, Bernard Ulrich; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Ulrich.

A "Celebration of Rusty's Life" is planned for 4 p.m. Friday, April 17 at Immaculate Conception, New Richmond, Wis. Memorials are preferred.