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DELPHOS



Frederick A. Ruen



Frederick A. Ruen, 78, died at 10:55 a.m. April 09, 2013, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.



He was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Ottoville to Aloysius and Loretta Hilvers Ruen. He married Anna R. Youngpeter on Oct. 6, 1962, who survives.



Also surviving are their children, Douglas Ruen, of Venedocia, Lenore (Frederick) Colhoun, of Johnson City, Tenn., Monica (Howard) Waidley, of Dexter, Mich., and Kathleen Haines and Elizabeth (Scott) Wurst, both of Delphos; grandchildren, Rachel (Bryan) Sipe, Laura (Josh) Lyle, Logan, Raegan and Morgan Haines, Victoria, Danielle and Johnathon Waidley, Emma, Eli and August Wurst, and Erin and Alyssa Colhoun; great-grandchildren, Payten and Jaymee Lyle and Baby Sipe, who is on the way; siblings, Paul (Joan) Ruen, Joe (Dorothy) Ruen and Roger (Diane) Ruen, all of Ottoville, Mary (Paul) Honigford, of Coldwater, Catherine (Mel) Heitz, of Landeck, Irene Bullard, of St. Louis, and Millie Ruen and Marilyn (Dale) Calvelage, both of Ottoville.



He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Janet Plikerd Ruen.



Mr. Ruen retired from Aeroquip. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471, Delphos, a member and past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1362, Delphos, AMVETS Post 698, Middle Point, the board of the Delphos Canal Commission, the Citizens For Delphos Committee, and the founder of Delphos Project Recycle. In 1997, he was honored as the first Tri-County Man of the Year. He was also a member of the Putnam County Historical Society, the Farm Bureau and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, where he served as a greeter and Eucharist minister. He was a 17-gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross and a 1953 graduate of Ottoville High School. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in Germany from 1958 to 1959.



Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Mel Verhoff will officiate. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Delphos, with military rites by the Delphos Veterans Council.



Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a K. of C. rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday and a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Friday.



Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Canal Commission, St. John Parish Foundation, Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center or the charity of the donorís choice.



Condolences may be expressed at siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com



Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home.






Frederick A. Ruen


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