James H. Rusch
April 25, 1923 ó Oct. 14, 2016

James H. Rusch, age 93, of Oconomowoc, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his home. James Henry Rusch was born on April 25, 1923, in Summit, the son of John and Jessica (nee Wood) Rusch. He served during World War II in the United States Army from 1942 until 1945. On Oct. 2, 1949, he married Mildred Alma Adele Hartkopf at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. Mildred preceded him in death on Oct. 21, 2007.

James was beloved father of Diann Pelz-Rusch of Germany and Gary Rusch of Oconomowoc and fond grandfather of Laura (Stephen) Canham, Erik Feja and Bennet Feja. James is further survived by nieces Karen (Henry) Lennartz (nee Rusch) of Milwaukee and Joanne Cooper (nee Rusch) of Florida, as well as other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry Rusch, John Rusch and William Rusch; and sisters, Evelyn Krueger; Mabel Luecking and Florence Danckert. James worked at Hornburg Motors (Oconomowoc), Kinn Marine Motors (Oconomowoc) and Waukesha Motorsí Engine Division (Dresser).

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11:00 a.m. at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia with military graveside rites. Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown, 920-261-2218, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.