Patricia Ruhnke


Patricia (Finley) Ruhnke, 80, of Arizona City died on Sept. 2, 2016, in Casa Grande.


Ms. Ruhnke was born on Aug. 22, 1936, in Glasgow, Montana. She was a life member of the National Rifle Association and a certified instructor for rifle, pistol, shotgun, personal protection and home firearms safety and a certified training counselor. She was a member of a Montana high-powered rifle team and was involved in lapidary for more than 65 years. She moved to Arizona 15 years ago and was a hard worker her whole life.


Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Sonetti of North Las Vegas, Nevada; two stepsons; four stepdaughters; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her partner of more than 25 years, J. Wayne Dunlap.

No service is planned.


Memorial donations may be made to Valley Humane Society.

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