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Duane Ruser

Duane Ruser

Duane Ruser, 83, of Marissa, IL; born on September 30, 1935 in Holstein, IA; passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.

Mr. Ruser was a newspaper publisher.  He and his late wife Dee, owned and operated several newspapers, including The Marissa Messenger from 1976 to 1988; during the same time The New Athens Journal-Press; The Ritzville Journal from 1988 to 2006.  Duane enjoyed playing golf, fishing and cooking.  He was a member of the both the Marissa and Ritzville Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Arthur and Anna, nee Stofferhan, Ruser.  His wife – Dolores “Dee”, nee Metz, Ruser whom he married on December 5, 1974 and who passed away on March 1, 2008.  One brother – Dean Ruser.

He is survived by one son – Steven (Terri) Terry of Holstein, IA.  His step-children – Shelly (Michael) Minks of Marissa, IL; Denise (John) Rolape of Herrin, IL; Doug (Kelly) Hokeness of Okawville, IL.  His grandchildren – Chad (Rachel) Mulholland of Goreville, IL; Travis (Lauren) Cripps of Kansas City, MO; Emily Cripps of Herrin, IL; Bradley (Becky) Minks of Marissa, IL; Amy Lohman of Marissa, IL; Brandon Hokeness of Collinsville, IL; Jacob Hokeness of Mascoutah, IL; Emma Hokeness of Okawville, IL.  His great-grandchildren – Corbin; Conner; Aubrey; Sawyer; Paisley; Carter; Briel.

Memorials may be made to the Freeburg Care Center.

Condolences to the family may be expressed on line at www.heilschuessler.com.

Private family services will be held on a later date.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Amy Sommer says:

    My sympathy and prayers for all of you.

  2. Barb and Molly Ruser says:

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Duane’s passing. You all have my sympathy.

  3. Brenda Werthman says:

    Sorry to hear of Uncle Duane’s passing. You all have our deepest sympathies and prayers at this difficult time. Brenda “Ruser” Werthman and family.

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  1. Sorry to hear of Uncle Duane’s passing. You all have our deepest sympathies and prayers at this difficult time. Brenda “Ruser” Werthman and family.

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  2. So sorry to hear of Uncle Duane’s passing. You all have my sympathy.

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  3. My sympathy and prayers for all of you.

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