Vern L. Ruffer (1919 – 2014)

VernRufferPic2 WEBVern L. Ruffer, age 94, of Archbold, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Prior to his retirement he had been a farmer, a carpenter, and worked road construction.

Vern was born near Archbold on November 2, 1919, the son of Amiel and Mary Martha (Kohl) Ruffer. On June 6, 1942 he married Ruth Anna Eiler, and she preceded him in death in 2007. He was a member of St. John’s Christian Church in Archbold. Vern enjoyed hunting, liked having dogs and cared for all animals.

Surviving are four sons, Dannie (Dorothy) Ruffer of Norwalk, Myron (Yvonne) Ruffer of Lakeview, MI, James (Maria) Ruffer of Glendale, AZ, and Edward (Julie) Ruffer of Archbold; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Arthur, and Leo Ruffer.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to St. John’s Christian Church. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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