August 23, 1931 - November 5, 2020
Ernest Ruiz M.D., age 89, of Richfield, was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Los Angeles, CA, and passed away Nov. 5, 2020. Ernest served in the 7th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart due to injuries sustained in the battle of Pork Chop Hill. He went on to become a physician at HCMC and the University of Minnesota receiving numerous awards and honors and becoming a Professor Emeritus. He is preceded in death by parents, James and Frances Ruiz; and siblings, Charles and Sally Ruiz. Survived by his loving wife, Bernice; children, James (Emily) Ruiz, Chris (Jeff Jontz) Ruiz, Sarah (Sergei) Rakhmanov, Anthony (Jill) Ruiz; grandchildren, Anna Rakhmanov, Royal Rakhmanov, Ernest Ruiz and siblings, Richard and Lillian Ruiz.
At this time, no funeral services are scheduled.
Memorials may be directed to the Ernest and Bernice Ruiz Professorship in Emergency Medicine at the University of MN Foundation.