He was born December 5, 1960, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Reinhold Wilhelm Ruegner and the late Charlotte Marie Therese Limpert Ruegner. He is also loved by step-mother Ornona “Noni” Ruegner.
In 1979 Peter graduated from Cottonwood High School in SLC, UT. After various jobs and travel with his best friend Bryce, he joined the Navy in 1982 and served our Nation for over 8 years. In 1987, he married and had two beloved children, Lehe and Hannah. After being remarried to Marla Gill in 1997, Peter began work at Nevada Power until his illness in 2012. Having always loved UT, he moved his family from Las Vegas to Diamond Valley in 2003.
He loved to ski, camp, fish and enjoyed family reunions with his extended family. Peter was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. As a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Peter was sealed for time and all eternity in the St George temple to his wife Marla on December 13, 2003.
After almost seventeen years of marriage he is survived by Marla, his children: Lehe and Hannah Ruegner of Charleston, South Carolina; Madeline, Riley, and Matthew Ruegner of Diamond Valley, Utah; father and step-mother Reinhold and Noni Ruegner of Salt Lake City, UT; siblings: Johannes (Nancy) of Sacramento, CA; Roland (Janice) of Riverton, UT; Wolfgang (Sharon) of So. Jordan, UT; Linda Ruegner (Gin Chao) of Salt Lake City, UT; Sue Ann (Julie Ament) of Fairbanks, AK; and Paul (Aimee) of Salt Lake City, UT. He will be dearly missed by us all.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., visitation 9:30 to 10:30 at the Diamond Valley LDS Chapel, 1784 West Diamond Valley Drive, St. George, Utah 84770. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.at Pine View Mortuary, 566 North Mall Drive, St. George, Utah 84790. Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery in St. George, Utah. Under the direction of Pine View Mortuary, (435) 435-986-4222. A donation account is set up in Marla and Peter Ruegner’s name at Wells Fargo, account #5740557409.