April 18, 1954 - April 24, 2014
Debra Rae Rusch, age 60, of Dassel, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield with Rev. Paul Lindhorst officiating. A time to gather with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Debra Rae Rusch, the daughter of Ludwig and Frieda (Schlueter) Rusch, was born on April 18, 1954, in Litchfield, Minnesota. Debra was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield. She attended District #15, in Darwin Township and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1972, and later attended Willmar Community College. Debra worked at the Country Kitchen for three years, nursing home for several years, and for the past 32 years has been employed by 3-M in Hutchinson. Debra was active in 4-H while young and showed sheep at the county fair, winning several trips to the Minnesota State Fair. She enjoyed spending time with neighbors and classmates, Nancy Roeske, Mary Levinski, and Cindy Pollock. Debra enjoyed fishing and made several trips salmon fishing to Lake Michigan with her folks. After her dad passed away, she took her mother with her on two trips to Alaska halibut fishing and touring Denali National Park. Deb loved photography, taking many pictures for friends at their weddings. She loved to travel, going to Germany while in high school and had taken several road trips out west. Frieda and she took a 30 day trip to the east coast visiting friends they had met in Michigan on their fishing trip. They then traveled to New York to visit with friends they had met on their Alaskan cruise. While in New York they took in the tourist attractions. Debra was preceded in death by her parents, Ludwig and Frieda, and a brother, Lorence. Debra is survived by her brother, Gary Rusch of Darwin, two nieces, Scarlet and Lorien, two nephews, Austin Rusch and Matthew Micels. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Debra Rae Rusch, age 60, of Dassel, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield with... View Obituary & Service Information
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