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“Theresa,With gratitude for the life Mark shared with all of us, but especially with you, I offer these words which are attributed to Ralph Waldo...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Shawn Witmer - Cleveland, OH

“My sympathy to Mark's family. I was one of Mark's co-workers at Cooper. He & I crossed paths at Cooper just about every day & would often say Hello...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Neil Field - Rockford, OH

“Theresa and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Mark will always be remembers as an avid St. Marys baseball fan and the best scorekeeper the team...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Mandy Gross

“Theresa, I was so saddened to hear of Mark's passing. You both were two of the nicest people I ever met. My thoughts are with you. Diane Wyen ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Wyen - Minstet, OH - friend

“Theresa, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy & much love, Kim &...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: David & Kim Keener - Independence, KY

“To Teresa and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. He was a good man and friend and I truly enjoyed our conversations (generally...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Brian Rowland - New Bremen, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to Theresa and the entire family on the death of their loved one. May he now rest in peace. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Dave & Rosemary Dirksen - Madison, IN

“I remember Mark as a chubby little 5-year-old, trying to keep up with his older brother and sister as they showed me how to climb the apple tree in...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Margie Ruschau - Rocky Hill, CT

“Mark and I are sports junkies. I would tag along with him when he reported high school football, basketball and baseball games for the Standard. We...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Gary Breese - Rockford, OH

“So sorry for your loss! Mark was one of my favorite reporters. I always gave him a hard time for not wearing red for St. Henry when he covered our...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Diana Kramer - New Bremen, OH

“Met Mark while attending Brunnerdale more than 40 years ago. Remembered his outgoing and friendly personality. Condolences to Theresa and Mark's...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Koenig - Copley, OH

“We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. The region will miss this very fine fellow who saw goodness in all. Always a positive gentle spirit....Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Linda and Ray Fiessinger - OH

“One of the finest people I ever met. Mark and I covered sports at the Standard together for 20 years. He will be missed greatly. My deepest...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Lyle Kittle - Celina, OH - Friend

“So sorry for your loss of Mark! I used to work with him at Heritage Manor like a thousand years ago. He was always so sweet and always made laugh!!...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Dina (Vanderhorst) Marchal - OH

“I first really got to know Mark, probably 15 yrs. ago, while our sons played baseball, and he was covering the games for The Daily Standard. After...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Don & Alice Ahrens - Coldwater, OH

“Our heartfelt sympathy to each and everyone of the Ruschau and Nerderman families. May you know he will be missed very much to the ones he touched. ...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Fred & Nancy

“We are both very sorry and deeply sadden about the lose of Mark. Our prayers and thoughts are with Theresa and the family.. Mark was a great cousin...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Harold and Chris Long - OH

“Spent a great deal of time with my buddy the "stats man" at Brunnerdale and later at St. Joes. Never met anyone with a greater love of sports than...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Ron - Chicago, IL - Classmate

“Mark was a special and wonderful classmate at Brunnerdale Seminary. We spent four years together -- lots of great memories of his outgoing...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Mike and Kim Kennedy - VA


Mark D. Ruschau age 54 of New Bremen, Ohio died at 6:45 PM on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, Ohio. He was born on July 11, 1959 in Coldwater, Ohio to the late Jerome "Jim" & the late Pauline (Mescher) Ruschau. He married Theresa Nerderman on March 13, 1993 in New Bremen, Ohio. She survives in New Bremen. He is also survived by brothers & sister Michael & Karen Ruschau, Cridersville, Sandra & Tim Hirschfeld, St. Marys, David & Molly Ruschau, Avon, Ohio, in-laws Rich & Norma Nerderman, Minster, Sherry & Rob Coffey, St. Marys, Jeff & Eula Nerderman, Fishers, IN, and numerous nieces & nephews. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, New Bremen. He graduated from Brunnerdale High School Seminary, Canton, Ohio and from St. Joseph's College in Rensselear, IN. He worked for Cooper Farms, St. Henry, Ohio and wrote sports articles for The Daily Standard, Celina, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Friday, January 10, 2014 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, New Bremen with Fr. Tom Mannebach celebrant. Burial will take place in German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The family requests casual attire for the the viewing on Thursday. A viewing will also be held from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Friday, January 10, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.