Feb. 24, 1935
April 9, 2013
Frederick A. Ruen, 78, of Delphos, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.
He was born February 24, 1935, in Ottoville, to Aloysius and Loretta (Hilvers) Ruen, who preceded him in death.
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., Kathleen Haines and Elizabeth (Scott) Wurst 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; and siblings, Paul (Joan) Ruen, Joe (Dorothy) Ruen and Roger (Diane) Ruen of Ottoville, Mary (Paul) Honigford of Coldwater, Catherine (Mel) Heitz of Landeck, Irene Bullard of St. Louis, Mo., and Millie Ruen and Marilyn (Dale) Calvelage of Ottoville.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Janet Plikerd Ruen.
Mr. Ruen retired from Aeroquip. After his retirement from Aeroquip he worked for Tool-Co. Inc. for six years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Delphos; a member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council #1362, Delphos; AMVETS Post 0698, 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, 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 United States Army, serving in Germany from 1958 to 1959.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Mel Verhoff officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, where the Delphos Veterans Council will conduct military graveside rites.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos. The Knights of Columbus will pray a Rosary at 7 p.m. on Thursday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Canal Commission, St. John’s Parish Foundation, Van Wert In-patient Hospice Center or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home.