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Katie Ruehl

Katie Ruehl passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s hospital in Richmond, VA on Sunday Oct. 4th, a bright, sunny Fall day.  She was the beautiful daughter of Kay and the late Rick Liszka.

Katie was born in Portsmouth, VA at the Portsmouth Naval hospital.  She married Adam Ruehl on March 20, 2010 and settled in Suffolk, VA.  Nathan Victor was born on April 5, 2011 and Audrey Elizabeth on May 9, 2016.  Katie was a school teacher from 2006 – 2020.  Her final teaching position was at Northern Shores Elementary School, teaching the third grade, where each child was her favorite.  She loved the beach.  Some of our favorite memories are with Katie at the beach with family and friends.

Katie is preceded in death by her father Rick on November 1, 2018.  She is survived by; her husband Adam, son Nathan, daughter Audrey, mother Kay Liszka, sister Stacy Casavan and her husband Bobby and nephews, Braden, Richie and Garrett, along with her aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Won Lee on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 4 PM at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk VA 23435. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM. The family request all wear mask. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to Go Fund Me Account for the Children's Education or  Venmo @Adam-Ruehl or a check is fine. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.


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My deepest condolences to the loss of your wife, mother, daughter and friend. As a former employee and friend of Rick, your loss is felt deeply. Words can't express the gratitude i had for Rick and that gratitude and sentiment goes for his family too. You all will be in my family's prayers as you go through this tragic loss of Katie. In leu of flowers a donation will be made as requested to the children's education fund. God Bless and comfort you in this time of loss.

Roger Adams May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept our condolences on your tragic loss. My wife and I had both professional and personal relationships with Katie's mother Kay and father Rick. Rick often spoke of Katie and how proud he was of her. I had the pleasure of meeting Katie at Kay and Rick's home. The entire Ruehl/Liszka family are in our thoughts and prayers.

David Henshaw and Julia Lomax Henshaw May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy pours out to Katie's entire family. Although we never met Katie, we feel like we have known her for years as much as Adam would speak of her. May God continue to comfort the entire family and surround them with angels for all the days of their lives and through eternity. Blessings, Sean and Lisa O'Reilly

Sean and Lisa O'Reilly May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Adam, we are so sorry to hear of Katie's passing. While we haven't known you and your family but a couple years through BCLL , our hearts break for you , Nate and Audrey and the rest of the family. I didn't know Katie well but our granddaughter Dayley sat with her at the ballgames on the blankets and played with Audrey and she always made Dayley feel so welcomed. May you and your family find comfort in the beautiful memories of her. Praying that God grants you all some peace , strength and comfort at this most difficult time. Keeping you all in our thoughts.

Terry and Penny McKee (Lucas' grandparents) May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Adam, Michael and I are incredibly sorry to hear of Katie's passing. Whenever we think of her, we picture her with this great big smile on her face. Katie was such a bright star and caring person and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Wishing you, Nate and Audrey comfort and peace in the days ahead. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. God Bless!

Michael and Dana Watts May 13 2021 12:00 AM