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LeRoy K. Rusch

April 18, 1935 - July 13, 2007

LITCHFIELD -- LeRoy Kenneth Rusch, 72, of Litchfield died Friday at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Beckville Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Beckville Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the Admiral Benson VFW post 2818 of Litchfield.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

He was born April 18, 1935, in Stockholm to Myrtle Rusch. He lived with his grandparents and received his education in Meeker County. He was a farm hand until being drafted into the United States Army reserves. He returned and worked for farmers in the area and for Lorensen's 76.

He married Darlene Matteson, Jan. 15, 1966, in Litchfield. For twenty years he worked for First District Association.

He was a member of Beckville Lutheran Church and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife; children: Nancy (and Mike) Phillips of Litchfield and Marie (and Mike) L. of Grand Rapids; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother.