Rudolph H. Ruetschle, 87, of West Salem, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at his residence. born July 8, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Reinhard and Freda (Schuster) Ruetschle.
Rudolph was a very intelligent and great man. He worked in the printing industry where he enjoyed his work and held many patents. He was an avid scuba diver and fisherman and loved boating. His family, especially his grandchildren, were very important to him.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Shough) Ruetschle; his children, Pam (Richard) Ruetschle-Wagner, Robert (Valita) Ruetschle and Pat (Tom) Patterson; his grandchildren, Lauren Louise Patterson and Samuel Rothwell-Ruetschle Patterson; and his sister, Linda Fortcamp.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William, John and Edward.
There will be no services at this time.
The Ashland Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is honored to serve the family.