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.
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