Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
Brother Denis Rumschlag, 92, died at 4:30 a.m. Dec. 29, 2008, at Dayton Heart Hospital. He had resided at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, for more than 50 years.
He was born Alfred John Rumschlag on Oct. 7, 1917, in Decatur, Ind., to Lewis and Clara Heimann Rumschlag.
Surviving are 10 brothers and sisters, Sister Clara Ann, Notre Dame, Ind., Esther Rosenbeck, Coldwater, Herman (Agnes) and Jerome (Lois), all of Decatur, Ind., Catherine, Abingdon, Va., Cletus, Fort Wayne, Ind., Jean, Elm Grove, Wisc., Louis (Loretta), Decatur, Ind., Thomas, Fort Wayne, and Monica (Clifford) Wyss, Coldwater, Mich.; and a brother-in-law John Girard, Decatur.
Deceased are four sisters, Margaret Becker, Dorothy, Dolores Schmit and Rita Girard; a sister-in-law, Kathleen; and two brothers-in-law, John Schmit and Leonard Rosenbeck.
He worked as a medic and dental assistant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded a bronze star for rescuing a pilot during his service in New Guinea and the Philippines. After the war, he joined the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1946. After working on the farm at St. Charles Center, then St. Charles Seminary, he was appointed head of the infirmary at St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Ind. In 1950, he was named director of the infirmary at St. Charles, where he worked for 45 years, retiring in 1995. He continued to help in the infirmary as long as his health permitted.
Funeral Mass is 2 p.m. Friday at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, the Rev. Angelo Anthony officiating. Burial is at the St. Charles cemetery.
Calling is 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at St. Charles with a wake service at 7 p.m.
Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater, handled funeral arrangements.