Michel Edward Rufener  1968 - 2019

Michel Edward Rufener, 51, of Wadsworth, passed away Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019.  He was born on May 30th, 1968, in Gross-Gerau, Germany.

Mike was a graduate of Wadsworth High School.   He served in the United States Air Force and was currently employed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tressa and Freeman Rufenr, Maria F. Rufener Gonzalez, and Ramiro Mayo Lobato.

Mike survived by his spouse, Patricia;  parents, Freeman and Maria Rufener;  brother , Larry Rufener;  stepchildren, Blair (Cole Wilson) Dobbins, Devon (Ryan) Klaehn; and grandson Brody Klaehn.   He is also survived by numerous auts, uncles, cousins, friends, and loved ones.

Mike was an avid motorcyclist and active member of the American Legion Riders, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.   He loved the outdoors and most important to him was his love of family and friends.

You will be missed by all you loved and left behind, but reuntied with the ones who have gone before you.  May you forever rest in the peace of God's Love and Care!   You will not be forgotten.

Funeral service will be conducted 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Jerusalem Lutheran Church,  9282 Acmen Rd., Seville, OH.   The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.   Internment with Military Honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:   St. Jude Research Hospital, 401 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to American Blind Gold - OH, c/o Mark Arnold, 414 Allen Dr., Wadsworth, OH 44281.

Hilliard Rospert      330-334-1501 www.hilliardrospert.com 


  Michel Rufener
  Wadsworth High School
  Graduating Class of 1986

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