|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 2012|
David C. Rusmisel, 93 died at 9:30 AM November 12, 2012 at his residence. He was born November 24, 1918 in Allen County to Paul A. and Verna A. (Carroll) Rusmisel. On September 17, 1940 he married Margaret Lee Focht and she died February 22, 2008.
David was a dairy farmer. He and his wife milked cows for 50+ years. He was an active member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Elida for 92 years where he had served as a deacon and church board member. He donated a heifer to Heifer Project International in the early 1960's; she was affectionately named "Pleasant Moo". He had served on the Allen County Dairy Service Unit, Allen County Farm Bureau Board, Lewis Grove Cemetery Board, Farmer's Elevator Board, Beaverdam, worked in the milk tent at the Allen County Fair, had a keen interest in genealogy and could trace his roots back to Adam and Eve. He graduated from Lima Senior High School and attended Manchester College.
Survivors include two sons Dan (Jill) Rusmisel of Lanark, IL, Ray (Vicki) Rusmisel of Johnstown, Ohio; three daughters Rebecca (Tim) Blake of Chandiragh, India, Joyce (John) Zwiebel of Lima; Laura (Robert) Bryant of Huntsville; 22 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and a sister Reba Bame of Findlay.
A daughter Patricia Wood preceded him in death.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 AM November 24, 2012 on what would have been his 94th birthday at Pleasant View Church 4940 N. Thayer Road, Lima. Rev. Mark Bowyer officiating. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the church and following the service at the fellowship meal.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Allen County 4-H Funding or Heifer Project International.
Paul A. Rusmisel (1891 - 1985)
Verna A Carroll Rusmisel (1895 - 1974)
Margaret L. Rusmisel (1919 - 2008)
Reba Virginia Rusmisel Bame (1916 - 2013)*
David C. Rusmisel (1918 - 2012)
Married September 17, 1940
Lewis Grove Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 10, 2009
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