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Michael L. Ruschau
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“Hi Karen,Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I'm very sorry I couldn't make the viewing and service. Back surgery takes more out of you than you think....Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Conner - Wapakoneta, OH

“I am sorry for your lost. Mike was very kind to me. I will think of him every time to go to Kroger. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Sandie and Jim Wieman - Minster, OH

“Sorry for your loss. I am a co-worker, and always enjoyed seeing Mike. He Will be missed very much. I won't be able to make it to the viewing or...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Sandy Bechtpl - St. Marys, OH

“My deepest condolences to all of the family. I did the demos at Kroger. I got to know Mike through our work. He always had a smile on his face and a...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Enzle - Celina, OH

“Karen, I am so sorry for your lost. You are in my prayers and I just wish I was closer for you but you know I'm always here for you. I love you! ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Becky Retherford - Odessa, TX

“WE always had a good time when on break togather and talked about grand kids and our fur babies/ Will miss him. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: ddiana - Coworker

“Karen thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ray - Lima, OH

“So very sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for strength and healing. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Debora Hemmert - Bellefontaine, OH

“May your light always shine on us Mike ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Barb Shahan - Lakeview, OH

“So sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin. May your wonderful memories of him bring you comfort.Margie RuschauRocky Hill, Connecticut ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Ruschau's family. Very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time, and be comfort byGod's promises at...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: CW

“So sorry to hear this. Mike was an awesome guy, always so nice to everyone. I worked with him at Kroger for several years.My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Huttis - St. Marys, OH

“he was a very nice man and will be missed ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: laura larson - st.marys, OH

“So very sorry for your loss! Mike always made me smile each time I was at Kroger. He was such a genuinely nice man. He will be greatly missed....Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Kim Morlino - Saint Marys, OH

“karen I am so sorry . My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Hurst - Lima, OH

“He had a wonderful attitude about life. I will always remember our golfing and bowling together. He will be missed by many including me. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Ryall Tasker - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear about your loss! You have our sincere condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Pam and Terri Keane - Canton, OH

“Karen,Mike will be missed. So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Sara Eversman - Wapakoneta, OH

“Karen and Family, You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of sweet Mike. Cherish the memories. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Fred & Nancy


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Michael L. Ruschau, age 61 of Cridersville, died at 1:59 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Care System. He was born February 24, 1956 in Coldwater, Ohio to the late Jerome and Pauline Mescher Ruschau. He married Karen A. David, who survives.

For the last 12 years, Mike had worked as a Customer Courtesy Clerk with Kroger Grocery in St. Marys. Prior to working at Krogers, he had been a printer with Direct Graphics of Sidney. He was very involved with the Eagles 691 of Wapakoneta; being on their bowling and golf leagues. He was the Past Worthy President of the Eagles 691 and the Treasurer of the Eagles District 22. He was an avid reader, a die hard football fan rooting on the Oakland Raiders and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was past councilman with the Village of Cridersville. He will be remembered for being a genuine loving person with a welcoming personality and a heart of gold.

Survivors also include his sons - Jeremy (Jacquelyn) Ruschau of Columbus; Nick Ruschau of Columbus; Jonathan (Jessica Arthur) Foley of Cridersville; 2 grandchildren - Isabella Ruschau
and Samantha Ruschau; a brother - David (Molly) Ruschau of Avon; a sister - Sandra (Timothy) Hirschfeld of St. Marys; a sister-in-law Theresa Ruschau of New Bremen; also his 2 four legged buddies - Angel and Siezzar.

He was preceded in death by a brother - Mark Ruschau.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 20, 2017 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., Sunday and 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. An Eagles memorial service will begin 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Auglaize County Library or Eagles God, Flag, and Country.