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Ronald Rufing Sr.

September 7, 1946 ~ November 16, 2019 (age 73)

Obituary

Ronald Rufing, Sr., 73, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital.  He was a firefighter for 33 years before retiring in 2006. Even though he was a great cook, he enjoyed dining out with his family and loved to bowl and play cards (especially Texas Hold’em).

He is survived by his sons – Trent Rufing (April), Mark Cahalan (Melanie), Tony Cahalan (Julie), Scott Cahalan (Rob); daughters – Michell Miqiwar, Tina McNelly (Ross); brother – Roger Rufing; sister – Barbara Johnson; 13 grandchildren – Mandy, Jess (Justin), Lauren, Corrine (Tyler), Chelsea (Jonas), Lindsay (Kameron), Zachary (Alexa), Cory, Megan (Christopher), Matt, Fatima, Rylee and Chase; 5 great-grandchildren – Lily, Connor, Callie, Caitlin, Cora, Nolan and Aubrey.

He is preceded in death by his parents - Otto and Theda Rufing; wife – Yvonne M. Rufing; brother - Robert “Bob” Rufing; sister-in-law – Joyce Rufing; brother-in-law – Norman Johnson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, 1-7 PM and Saturday, 10-11 AM at Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes (1119 E. Market Street). Funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 AM, with burial to follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Borden, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 22, 2019

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Naville & Seabrook
1119 Market St.
New Albany, IN 47150

Visitation
Saturday
November 23, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Naville & Seabrook
1119 Market St.
New Albany, IN 47150

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 23, 2019

11:00 AM
Naville & Seabrook
1119 Market St.
New Albany, IN 47150

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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