Charles Ruffing

Charles Ruffing, 78, of Bismark, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Stein Hospice, Sandusky.

He was born May 18, 1935, in Bismark, to Sylvester and Elizabeth (Simon) Ruffing. He married Janet Montri April 15, 1967, and she survives.

He also is survived by three children, Karen (Jeff) Tiell of Bellevue, James (LeeAnn) Ruffing of Attica and Nancy (Rob) Owens of Bellevue; seven grandchildren; one sister, Theresa Wilhelm of Norwalk; and two brothers, Robert (Carolyn) Ruffing of Norwalk and Arnold (Linda) Ruffing.

Mr. Ruffing was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jeanette (Harold) Daniel; and a brother-in-law, Arnold Wilhelm.

Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue. The rosary will be prayed at 7:45 p.m.

His funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church, Bellevue, with the Rev. Paul Fahrbach officiating. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Stein Hospice.