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Roger C. Rusch, age 55, of Darwin, MN died on Saturday March 17, 2018 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held in All Saints Lutheran Cemetery, Darwin, MN.
Roger Carl Rusch, the son of Carl and Lois (Heil) Rusch, was born on October 25, 1962 in Litchfield, MN. He was baptized November 18, 1962 and confirmed June 13, 1976 both at Saint Pauls Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Roger graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 1980 and was united in marriage to Marjorie Koelln in the First Presbyterian Church in Litchfield, MN on September 22, 1990. Roger was a business owner in Grove City and Cokato, operating Roger’s Grove City Liquor and Cokato Wine and Spirits. He was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin. He had a large garden and many fruit trees on his property; and could often be found singing along to classic rock and “old” country music. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, playing cards, organizing and playing mud volleyball, talking and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Roger is survived by his wife Marjorie of Darwin, MN; children April (DeWaynn) Rogers of Grove City, MN; Nicole Moser (partner Duane Mattila) of Litchfield, MN; Stephanie (Scott) Rech of Litchfield, MN; Samantha Rusch (partner Steve Berscheid) of Kimball, MN and Makenzie Rusch of Darwin, MN; 10 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; mother Lois Rusch of Litchfield, MN; and sisters Shelley (Harold) Ehrreich of Hutchinson, MN and Patricia (Brian) Burdick of Darwin, MN.
He was preceded in death by his father Carl Rusch; grandparents Helen and Ludwig Rusch and Pauline and Louis Heil; uncle Haven Heil; aunts and uncles; and best friend George Ring.