George Rusch, Jr

George Rusch, Jr

Birth
Russia
Death 5 Nov 1992 (aged 87)
Greeley, Weld County, Colorado, USA
Burial Greeley, Weld County, Colorado, USA
Plot Blk 23, lot 42, spc 7
Memorial ID 65233652 · View Source
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Greeley Tribune, Saturday, November 7, 1992
Greeley, Colorado

George Rusch

George Rusch Jr., 87, Greeley, died Thursday, Nov. 5, at Centennial Health Care Center.

He was born Sept. 6, 1905, in Neuweimer, Russia, to George Henry and Anna Elizabeth (Schmidt) Rusch.

Mr. Rusch came to the United States at the age of 6 months with his parents. They settled at Sugar City and then moved to Fort Morgan, Eaton, Ault, Barnesville and back to Ault. He received his education in Weld County schools. On Jan. 24, 1929, he married Lydia (Leata) Eckhardt in Ault. They had two sons. Lydia died in June 1935.

On Dec. 28, 1937, he married Mary Foose in Greeley. They had a daughter. Mary died Dec. 20,1987.

Mr. Rusch was a farmer and a cattle and sheep feeder in the Eaton and Ault area. In 1955 he bought a farm west of Ault and lived there until December 1969, when he moved to Greeley. He fell and broke his hip Aug. 26 and also suffered from a blood clot and pneumonia since then.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Congregational Church. He enjoyed playing the mouth organ to entertain family and friends.

Survivors are a daughter, Dorothy Elaine Gandelman of Gilcrest; two sons, George III of Platteville and Kenneth Lee of Westminster; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are six sisters, Elizabeth Dill and Rachel Taylor, both of Greeley, Esther Pye of Oregon, Alma Borgens and Margaret “Margie” Schneider, both of Fort Collins, and Betty Schmier of La Salle; and two brothers, Henry of Greeley and Albert of Fort Collins. Four sisters, Mary Schneider, Bertha Eckhardt, Hannah Bauer and Kathryn Bauer, and a brother, John are deceased.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Congregational Church. Interment will be in Linn Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Paul’s Congregational Church.


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