Vern Ruffer, 94

Vern L. Ruffer, age 94, of Archbold, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Prior to his retirement he had been a farmer, a carpenter, and worked road construction.

Vern was born near Archbold on November 2, 1919, the son of Amiel and Mary Martha (Kohl) Ruffer. On June 6, 1942 he married Ruth Anna Eiler, and she preceded him in death in 2007. He was a member of St. John’s Christian Church in Archbold. Vern enjoyed hunting, liked having dogs and cared for all animals.

Surviving are four sons, Dannie (Dorothy) Ruffer of Norwalk, Myron (Yvonne) Ruffer of Lakeview, MI, James (Maria) Ruffer of Glendale, AZ, and Edward (Julie) Ruffer of Archbold; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Arthur and Leo Ruffer.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at St. John’s Christian Church, with Pastor Erich Christman and Pastor Adam Just, officiating. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to St. John’s Christian Church.

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