John Ruetschle

John F. Ruetschle

Friday, June 4th, 1937 - Monday, September 9th, 2019
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RUETSCHLE, JOHN F. age 82, of Dayton went home to heaven Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born on June 4, 1937 to the late Reinhard and Freida Ruetschle in Dayton.

John practiced Architecture for 45 years, starting as draftsman (Hart and Hart Architects 1957) and retiring as President (Ruetschle Architects) in 2002. Over his career he designed many award winning buildings in the Dayton region from Schools and Churches to Commercial and Institutional Facilities.

He is survived by his loving wife Darlene of 58 years; 4 children and their spouses Kim (Greg) Fessel, Mark (Laura), Steve (Michelle) and Mike (Heather); 12 grandchildren Ben (Brittani), Jake and Holly Fessel; Jennifer, Brittany (Tyler) Colston and Megan; Aidan, Jude and Zephyr; John, Luke and Katie; sister Linda (Dan) Burkhardt and brother Rudy (Phyllis) Ruetschle. John was preceded in death by 2 brothers Bill and Ed Ruetschle. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held 11AM Saturday September 14, 2019 at Fairhaven Church Chapel 637 E Whipp Road, Centerville, OH 45459. Pastor David Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends from 9:30AM until time of the service. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Dayton. Burial immediately following at David’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Fairhaven Church, Young Life Dayton, or Hospice of Dayton in John’s memory. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Fairhaven Church
    637 E Whipp Rd
    Centerville, OH 45439
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Fairhaven Church
    637 E Whipp Rd
    Centerville, OH 45439
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    David's Cemetery
    4600 Mad River Road
    Kettering, OH
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Christian Hess

Posted at 01:21pm
It was a privilege knowing and caring for John. He spoke encouragement and Christian Spirit into my life. And that wonderful, wacky humor! We mourn but not like those without hope.

Love, the Feller families (Mary Kay, David, Lisa a

Posted at 04:22pm
Thoughts and prayers are with you for peace and comfort. We are all blessed to know such a compassionate, kind, and loving man!
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Ruetschle Architects

Posted at 03:42pm
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. From: Brian, Dana, Danette, Gary, Hannah, Henry, Laurel, and Maria
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Posted at 11:03am
Our Hearts go out to Darlene and the entire FAMILY. Our Children went to school and grew up together. John was the BEST MAN I have known. He was my MENTOR at work and as a PERSON. His FAITH and work with Young Life of Dayton has left a lasting impression with our family. May the Lord grant you all PEACE in knowing JOHN is with his LORD now.
LOVE, Glenda, Fritz and our Family

Sandy Sacksteder

Posted at 09:36am
Darlene and family,
Learning of John’s passing left me with such a heavy heart. He was a wonderfully kind, loving and gentle man, a humble servant of The Lord, and well loved by all who knew him. His was a life well lived and he will be sorely missed.
My deepest condolence,
Sandy Sacksteder

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