Obit: Rusch, Sophie (1906 - 1977)

Contact: Ken Wood


----Sources: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 08/11/1977; P.9

Rusch, Sophie (25 NOV 1906 - 11 AUG 1977)

Chili, Clark County, Wis. - Mrs. Otto (Sophie) Rusch, 70, Chili, died at 4:30 a.m. Today at Memorial Hospital in Neillsville. She had been ill for the last five months

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Chili, the Rev. Frank Hinebaugh officiating. Burial will be in the United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chili.

Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday and until 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hansen Funeral Home in Marshfield, and after noon Saturday at the church.

The former Sophie Tollefson was born Nov. 25, 1906 in Caledonia, Minn. She attended Caledonia schools and was married to Otto Rusch Oct. 27, 1928 in Milwaukee.

They moved to Chili in 1931 where they operated a garage. She taught Sunday School for many years at United Methodist Church where she was a member and also a member of its women’s society.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Allan of Onalaska and Irwin of Chili; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Anna) Johnson, Onalaska; two brothers, John and Isaac Tollefson, both of Caledonia, and two grandchildren.

She was predeceased by three children in infancy and three brothers.



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