Friday, November 17th, 2017
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.
Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com.