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Marvin J. Rutschman

December 28, 2020

Marvin J. Rutschman 89, died December 28, 2020 at Regency Park in Wichita, Kansas.  He was born November 25, 1931 in Whitewater, Kansas to Julius and Martha (Weins) Rutschman.  On June 15, 1953 he married Jane Hogan at Newton, Kansas and she preceded him in death on January 22, 2015.

Marvin was a United States Air Force Veteran and a Sales Representative for Wright Asphalt Company.  He was a practicing Catholic and a man of deep faith.

He will be remembered as a deeply devoted Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather who greatly enjoyed family gatherings.  He could often be found in the kitchen where he loved to bake and cook.  He was an avid KU Basketball and Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoyed watching NCIS and Blue Bloods to relax.  His other pastimes he loved include working in his yard and collecting coins.   He was well known for his teasing pranks he played on his family.  Marvin loved to travel and especially enjoyed being on the road seeing his customers.

He is survived by 3 sons: Gregory Rutschman; Jeffery (Laura) Rutschman and Christopher Rutschman; 4 daughters: Debra Rutschman; Marla (Bill) Baugh; Malia (Merrill) Hodgden and Mindy Rutschman. There are 20 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren that survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother, seven sisters, one grandson, two nieces and one nephew.

A graveside committal will be 2:00 p.m. Friday January 8, 2021 at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas with The Reverend Nicholas Voelker presiding. Visitation with proper social distancing and mask protocols will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday January 7, 2021 at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Memorials in Marvin’s name may be made to Kansas Children’s Foundation, 8710 W. 13th N., Ste. 107, Wichita, Kansas 67212 or in care of Petersen Funeral Home Newton, Kansas.

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9 thoughts on “Marvin J. Rutschman

  1. We are so sad to lose Uncle Marvin. He and Jane were very dear to our family. Both were ornery and I loved to hear them laugh! He is going to be greatly missed by us. We love all of his family. Larry & Anita (Rutschman-Allen).

  2. Uncle Marvin was the youngest of nine kids, perhaps that is why I always thought of him as one us nephews and nieces at family gatherings out at the farm. Will miss his jokes and laughter. Say hi to Jane for me.

  3. Uncle Marvin was the last and youngest of nine kids. I always thought of him as a kid among all of us cousins out at those Sunday lunches at the farm

  4. We only knew Marvin for a short time, but in that time he made quite an impression on us. He was the ultimate gentleman making sure we had everything we needed at his family Thanksgiving dinner. His pies were the best! I will never forget his kindess and sacrifice on another ocassion when he drove me home all the way to OKC when other transportation fell through. We wish we could have known him longer. Our sympathies to all of his family and friends.

  5. Dear Rutschman Family,,
    We are so sad to learn about Marvin. Such a dear man and loved his family so much.
    Our time with Jane and Marvin and KC Chiefs games will remain in our hearts with great fun memories. We truly miss them both.

  6. I was very sorry to hear about Marvin’s passing. He was a good man and will be missed greatly.

  7. My sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. I have good memories of him. He was always smiling and kind.

  8. Sorry I missed saying goodbye Grandpa, I had yours and Grandma’s 37th great grandchild, a boy, on Jan. 7th. I will forever miss you, give Grandma the biggest kiss and hug from me. Always in my heart, RIP

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