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Orville K. Rutschman

January 26, 2016

Orville K. Rutschman passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at Schowalter Villa. He was born May 12, 1929, in Newton to Harry and Emma (Neufeld) Rutschman. He grew up on a small farm near Hesston. He attended Hesston grade school, Academy (high school) and experienced one year at Hesston College. Further education of one year was at Grace Bible Institute of Omaha, Nebraska.

When a teenager, he accepted Christ as his Savior and remained faith to the Christian faithful as he attended Garden Community Church, rural Moundridge. He served in the Army as a medic (1951-1953), in the Korean conflict. Returning home, he was employed at the Santa Fe Railroad in Newton. Later he re-enlisted in the army and served in Germany, again working as a medic (1961-1963). When returning to Kansas, he decided to work at Hesston Corporation and farming. He continued farming until retirement in 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi (Unruh) Rutschman of Hesston, siblings Marge Rutschman, of Omaha, and nephew Kent (Sherry) Jantz, Wayne Rutschman of Moundridge, niece Balancy and (Steve) Harlow, great nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation service prior to the memorial service. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Garden Community Church, south of Moundridge on Saturday (Jan. 30, 2016). Memorial gifts may be given to Garden Church missions, or Schowalter Villa. Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, in charge of arrangements.

 

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