Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
James H. Rusch
April 25, 1923 - October 14, 2016 (Age 93)
Oconomowoc, WI
Service: October 22, 2016
James H. Rusch
James H. Rusch, age 93, of Oconomowoc, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at his home.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia with military graveside rites. Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
James Henry Rusch was born on April 25, 1923 in Summit, the son of John and Jessica (nee Wood) Rusch. He served during WWII in the United States Army from 1942 until 1945. On October 2, 1949, he married Mildred Alma Adele Hartkopf at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. Mildred preceded him in death on October 21, 2007.
James was beloved father of Diann Pelz-Rusch of Germany and Gary Rusch of Oconomowoc and fond grandfather of Laura (Stephen) Canham, Erik Feja and Bennet Feja. James is further survived by nieces, Karen (Henry) Lennartz (nee Rusch) of Milwaukee and Joanne Cooper (nee Rusch) of Florida as well as other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. James was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Henry Rusch, John Rusch and William Rusch; sisters: Evelyn Krueger; Mabel Luecking and Florence Danckert.
James worked at Hornburg Motors (Oconomowoc), Kinn Marine Motors (Oconomowoc) and Waukesha Motors’ Engine Division (Dressler).
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