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Howard Peter 'Howie' Ruetz


Howie Ruetz

Date of Birth: August 18, 1927, Wisconsin

Date of Death: July 2, 1999, in Racine, Wisconsin (71 years old)


He died while in St. Mary's Medical Center, Racine, Wisconsin after a courageous

fight with brain cancer.

His father, George 'Babe' Ruetz played professional football for the 1923 - 1925

Racine Legion and died just three months after Howie was born.



1951 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1952 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

1953 Green Bay Packers (NFL)


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