JEFFERSON — Fred L. Reuschling, age 95, was born June 30, 1918, and passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Jefferson Healthcare Center.
A longtime resident of Ashtabula County, he lived in Jefferson for 63 years and was a graduate of Austinburg High School. A Veteran, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was married to Florice (Corlew) Reuschling for 57 years until her death in 1998.
He was a Real Estate Broker, appraiser, land developer, and founder of The Miller Realty Company of Jefferson.
He received numerous professional recognition’s including Ashtabula County’s Realtor of the year in 1962 and 1982. He was active in civic affairs, serving on the Jefferson Village Council, Jefferson Development Corporation, and was The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year in 1962. He was a supporter of youth athletics and helped found Pony League Baseball in Jefferson. He was active in the Exchange Club and a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson.
Mr. Reuschling enjoyed flying and got his pilot’s license in 1937. He was an avid fisherman and loved Canadian fishing trips. He enjoyed hunting, flower gardening, dancing, and socializing with family and friends.
He is survived by three children, Thomas (Dotty) Reuschling, Elaine (Bob) Lux and James (Pat) Reuschling; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard and Donald (Martha) Reuschling; and his dear friend, Phyllis Sharp.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florice; his parents, Fred and Effie Reuschling; and his brother, Bob Reuschling.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 17th, at the First Baptist Church, 85 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio 44047, with the Rev. Philip Kachersky officiating. There will be a luncheon at the Church following the Service. Private burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Calling Hours will be held Wednesday, April 16th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND CREMATORY, INC., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund (at the above address), envelopes will be at the Funeral Home and Church.
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