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Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Paul C. Rutschilling, 80, of Coldwater, died at 6:52 p.m. June 23, 2009, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born July 19, 1928, in Coldwater, to August and Theresa Hein Rutschilling. On Oct. 13, 1951, he married Grace Bettinger, who survives.
Other survivors are a brother, Mark Rutschilling, Coldwater; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Rutschilling and Edna Rutschilling, both of Coldwater.
Deceased are a sister, Marcella Rutschilling; a sister and her husband, Mary Agnes and Dewey Brooks; three brothers, Theodore, Louis and Urban Rutschilling; and a sister-in-law, Rose Evelyn Rutschilling.
He worked as a product manager at the former New Idea Plant in Coldwater. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its Men's Holy Name Society, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Uniform Group, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Knights of Columbus, all of Coldwater. He also was a member of the Mercer County Elks and Loyal Order of Moose, both in Celina. He served as a Coldwater village councilor for 16 years.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Richard Walling officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater with military rites conducted by the VFW and the American Legion.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences can be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.
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