The Lusk Herald
July 21, 1955
Michael J. Ruffing Dies At Crawford
Michael J. Ruffing, 64, former resident of Hat Creek and a nephew of Christ Ruffing, died at the Community Memorial Hospital in Crawford Monday, July 4, after a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning, July 7, at St. John's Catholic Church in Crawford with Rev. Father Daniel Devine officiating. Interment was in the Crawford Catholic Cemetery with full military honors.
Mr. Ruffing was born November 27, 1890, the son of John and Elizabeth Ruffing, in Hartford, Wis. He came to this vicinity when 16 years old and worked on ranches for several years, finally filing on a homestead at Hat Creek. Here he lived until 1917, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served one year in France and after being discharged in July, 1918, he returned to northwestern Nebraska.
April 16, 1923, he married Miss Edith Serres at the Catholic Church in Lusk. The family moved to a farm southwest of Crawford in 1928 and has lived there ever since.
In his immediate family he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Ruffing; one son, William; and two daughters, Mrs. Betty Porter and Mrs. Jean Hissam, all of Crawford; eight grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.
Ann Ella Avenell (February 8, 1902 - January 7, 1991)Hubertina Monica Marie Erny (November 3, 1900 - October 17, 2004)Hattie Leimser (January 26, 1888 - February 17, 1973)Thelma Nuxoll (September 27, 1918 - February 24, 1975)Luella Gertrude Plant (May 21, 1903 - January 19, 1952)Adam W.J.B. Ruffing (May 24, 1910 - April 6, 2004)Albert Alexander Ruffing (December 15, 1914 - September 19, 1982)Bess Frances Ruffing (June 15, 1909 - June 16, 2013)Charles Edward Ruffing (May 12, 1907 - March 20, 1988)Christian Ruffing (November 2, 1872 - June 15, 1957)Elizabeth M. Ruffing (October 19, 1917 - August 5, 1995)Gertrude Minerva Ruffing (December 1, 1916 - April 2, 1998)Gertrude H. Ruffing (December 1, 1877 - May 2, 1933)Henry George Ruffing (June 15, 1905 - May 25, 1964)John Robert Ruffing (June 10, 1934 - June 16, 2010)Margaret Irene Ruffing (July 9, 1914 - May 20, 2010)Peter J. Ruffing (1866 - July 8, 1953)Robert La Follete Martin Ruffing (July 21, 1912 - October 12, 1989)Sophia Thelma Ruffing (December 2, 1913 - October 27, 1976)
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