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On June 26th our world changed rather quickly - we went in to have Greg’s leg checked because he was having some minor pain in his knee area. The orthopedic doctor told us that Greg has a tumor. After tests were run and minor surgery the diagnosis was Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer, and the sixth most common type of cancer in children. Osteosarcoma is most often seen in teenage boys. The most common symptoms of Osteosarcoma are pain and swelling in a child's leg.
Greg will receive care from a team of doctors that work at Froedert and Children's Hospitals.
We know we face a long and challenging road ahead and we apologize to those who have been left outside the loop – this is not meant to be and hopefully this site will keep everyone informed. We are so thankful for family and friends – all of you have touched our hearts in such a special way. We thank you for the continued support and willingness to be there – you don’t realize how touching this is to all of us. Words cannot describe how much this means to all of us. Thanks for checking in and please know and understand how much we truly know how much all of you love us. It’s so hard to describe the outpouring of love.
Thank you for the prayers as we know God can hear us. Denny & I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people surrounding us, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the prayers, thoughts, and positive wishes you send our way. I will try and send updates as Greg has appointments and treatments.
Please feel free to pass my caringpage on to others we may have forgotten.
Don't forget to sign the guestbook!!!
Much love, health, and happiness to everyone!!
Sharon, Denny, Bobby, Jake, and Greg!!!


A Behl posted a new journal entry, "Visitation and Funeral".

There are simply no words to express our heartfelt thanks for the outpouring of support for our family. We all miss Greg tremendously - his memories will live on in our ... Read more

Betsy & Rob Fitzwater signed Greg's Guestbook.

Our love, prayers and deepest sympathy to the Von Rueden family during this difficult time.  Although we don't live in the area, we know Greg touched so many lives.  ... Read more

Gina Erato & The Staff of Preserve at Deer Creek signed Greg's Guestbook.

This previous summer I was the beverage cart girl at your annual family golf outing at Deer Creek. I will never forget how friendly and kind your whole entire family was. ... Read more

Emily Buretta signed Greg's Guestbook.

I have been following Greg's journey since the day I cared for him when he was diagnosed back in 2012. His sweet personality and great family made an impression on me ... Read more

The Bembenek Family signed Greg's Guestbook.

We have been so saddened by your struggles and the news this week.  While Greg's pain has ended, we know yours continues.  May our continued prayers and those of so many ... Read more

Anne Kinzer signed Greg's Guestbook.

We are so sad for your family at this time. But I know that Greg is in all of our hearts and will continue to be there.  I believe it.  Yellow for GregAnne, Mark, ... Read more

The Tuescher Family signed Greg's Guestbook.

God looked around his garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you... And lifted you to rest. ... Read more

kelly felske signed Greg's Guestbook.

So very sorry to hear about Greg. He was a very valient warrior of a difficult battle. Rest in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering but basking in th e glory of ... Read more

Kevin Granberg signed Greg's Guestbook.

Von Rueden family, cherish your memories of Greg and take time to lean on your faith.  We may not understand but we are all part of God's plan, let Him grant you peace.  ... Read more

Kristin Sohn signed Greg's Guestbook.

Denny and Sharon and Family-We are praying for you at this difficult time.  May God bless you with much love and support from everyone who surround you.  Thinking and ... Read more

deb clark signed Greg's Guestbook.

Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember Greg's sweet personality and smile. Read more

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