Edward W. Ruflin age 97 of Louisville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 at St. Joseph Senior Living facility in Louisville, Ohio. He was born in Maximo, Ohio on July 22nd, 1925 to the late Esther and Lawrence Ruflin. After graduating from Louisville High School, he entered the US Army. In January 1945, as a member of the 65th Infantry Division, he boarded a troop transport in New York and arrived in Le Havre, France later that same month. They marched and fought across France, Germany and into Austria. Ed was a proud member of George Patton’s 3rd Army, of which the 65th Infantry was a part.
After the war, Ed returned home, marrying Mary Frank of Harrisburg, Ohio. This union of 76 years continued until his death. He spent most of his work career at Yoder Oldsmobile as service manager, and Yoder’s Auto Service, both in Louisville.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Louis; two sisters, Eileen Ehrlinspiel and Pauline Ward; and son-in-law, Joe Vozar.
Surviving Ed is his wife, Mary; daughters, Anita (Jud) Smith of Shaker Heights, Marcia Vozar, Sandi (Gary) Weisbrod of Walnut Creek, CA; sons, Chuck (Pat) Ruflin of Medina, Paul (Sue) Ruflin of Hunting Valley; 13 grandchildren and many loving great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Thursday, August 4th, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 5th, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Joseph Senior Living, 1882 Knob St., Louisville, Ohio 44641 or to St. Louis Catholic Church, 300 N. Chapel St., Louisville, Ohio 44641.
Thanks for memories you shared on the car rides. We loved hearing all the wonderful stories of your life.
It’s hard to think of someone other than Ed Ruflin who was more a part of my family; or possessed more of the character qualities I admired most as a kid growing up in Louisville, OH.
I will miss him dearly, but am grateful for the man that he was.
The Ruflins were friends of my family. The parents would get together and play euchre and we kids would play. Eddie sold me my first car. It was a 1966 Olds Cutlass and “ran like a scalded dog”.
Anita, Chuck, Marcia, Sandy and Paul:
My sincere condolences on the loss of Uncle Eddie. I cherish the memories made over the years with your family. I trust that he and Dutch are swapping stories again.
Ed and Mary were good neighbors for some years. He will be missed. He always had so many stories to tell. The family is in our prayers.