OBITUARY: Marvin J. Rutschman

Marvin J. Rutschman, 89, died Dec. 28, 2020, at Regency Park in Wichita. He was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Whitewater, to Julius and Martha (Weins) Rutschman. On June 15, 1953, he married Jane Hogan at Newton and she preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2015.

Marvin was a United States Air Force veteran and a sales representative for Wright Asphalt Company. He was a practicing Catholic and a man of deep faith.

He will be remembered as a deeply devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who greatly enjoyed family gatherings. He could often be found in the kitchen where he loved to bake and cook. He was an avid KU basketball and Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoyed watching NCIS and Blue Bloods to relax. His other past times he loved included working in his yard and collecting coins.   He was well known for teasing pranks he played on his family. Marvin loved to travel and especially enjoyed being on the road seeing his customers.

He is survived by three sons, Gregory Rutschman; Jeffery (Laura) Rutschman and Christopher Rutschman; four daughters, Debra Rutschman; Marla (Bill) Baugh; Malia (Merrill) Hodgden and Mindy Rutschman. There are 20 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren who survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother, seven sisters, one grandson, two nieces and one nephew.

A graveside committal will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, with The Reverend Nicholas Voelker presiding. Visitation with proper social distancing and mask protocols will be 3-6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Memorials in Marvin’s name may be made to Kansas Children’s Foundation, 8710 W. 13th N., Ste. 107, Wichita, Kan., 67212 or in care of Petersen Funeral Home Newton.

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