John M. Rusch

(July 17, 2011) John M. Rusch age 59 of Detroit Lakes, MN died Sunday July 17, 2011 at his residence.

John Matthew Rusch was born on March 2, 1952 in Fargo, ND to John and Coragene Webber Rusch. He grew up and received his education in Fargo, graduating from Fargo South High School. He then attended North Dakota State University. He was united in marriage to Joan Verde in 1973 and they made their home in Dilworth, MN. He worked for Straus Clothing in Fargo. He moved to Detroit Lakes in 1987, where he started the On Deck Men’s Clothing Store. He later owned and operated the Sears Dealer Store in Detroit Lakes.

John enjoyed taking care of his yard. He was known by others as being a loving and caring person.

He is survived by one brother, Fred Rusch, of Detroit Lakes; two sisters, Laurel (Ed) Anglo, of Stillwater, MN, and Leslie (Roger) Hagemeister, of Fargo, ND; life partner, James Lilya, of Detroit Lakes, MN; six nieces, Terri LeTourneau, Charity Brondyke, Marni Pinks, Courtney Galindo, Joy Evans, and Heidi Schrowang; two nephews, Chad Rusch, and Ken Coleman; and his beloved dogs, Rufus and Rocko.

He was preceded in death by his parents