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Velma 'Jean' Ruegsegger

1936-2017

Published: March 25, 2017 5:00 AM

DUNDEE -- Velma "Jean" Ruegsegger, 81, of Dundee died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Union Hospital.

She was born Jan. 11, 1936, in Tuscarawas County to Gilbert and Grace (Hanlon) Duff, and married Duane D. "Hoss" Ruegsegger on Nov. 20, 1954. He died Feb. 11, 2012.

She was a manager of the former Quik Check in Sugarcreek for 25 years and was a member of Dundee Church of God.

She was the foundation of the family and their love for one another will hold them all together. She enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends.

Surviving are her children, Rick (Cindy) Ruegsegger of Fresno, Donna (John) Zadra of New Philadelphia, Karla (Don) Lint of Navarre, Melany (Bud Hall) Wright of Hartville, Dolly (Noe) Mendez of Orrville, Darrell Ruegsegger of the home, Valerie (Paul) Fleming of Dundee and Jolinda (Kenneth) Lighton of Chesapeake, Va.; 24 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth (Richard) Gross, Cora (Gary) Grant, and Carol (Jim) Miller; and brothers, Kenny (Beth) Duff, Howard (Diane) Duff and Ron (Mae) Duff.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Zachary Wright; a great-grandson, Isaiah Weller; a sister, Wilma; and brothers, Chuck and Don.

Services were held Monday, March 13, 2017, at Smith-Varns Funeral Home, Sugarcreek, with Pastor Duane Wilbur officiating. Burial was in Dundee Cemetery. To share a memory and sign the guest register visit www.smithfuneral.com.


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