Donald L. “Donnie” Ruhl, Jr.

Last Updated on May 30, 2016 by cassnetwork

ruhlDonald L. “Donnie” Ruhl, Jr., 64, of Logansport, passed away at 9:23 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Born June 27, 1951, in Auburn, he was the son of Rev. Donald L. Sr. and Sylvia N. (Washler) Ruhl. His mother survives in Grace Village at Winona Lake.

In 1969, he graduated from the Hammond George Rogers Clark High School. Donnie made the Purdue baseball team. While injuries prevented him from playing ball, he went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree at Purdue University and his Master of Arts at Webster University.

While living in Elk River, Minnesota, Donnie worked as a commodities broker. When he moved back to Logansport, he worked as a realtor.

Donnie attended Main Street United Methodist Church where his father had been a pastor for several years and the congregation was an extension of his family.

Softball was his favorite pastime. In 2014, Donnie was inducted into the Indiana Softball Hall of Fame.  He played on many teams, including the Main Street U.M. Church team. He was also an avid bowler and golfer, having made a hole-in-one at the Syracuse South Shore golf course.

Surviving with his mother are two daughters, Heidi (Demetrius) Thear of Indianapolis, and Holli Millman of Delaware; four grandchildren: Naomi, Chloe, Addie and Shadrach; four siblings: M. John (Linda) Ruhl of Rockford, IL, Jane A. (John) Goodrich of Logansport, Benjamin M. (Deb) Ruhl of Clarklake, Michigan and Timothy L. (Bobbie) Ruhl of Stuart, FL; one uncle, Dean (Bonnie) Ruhl of Star City; two aunts, Velma (Merlyn) Crabill of Fort Wayne and Marybeth Ruhl of Venice, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Don Ruhl; a sister-in-law Cara Beth Ruhl; and several aunts and uncles.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Donnie Ruhl will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4 in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Rev. Damon Soper will officiate.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3 in the funeral chapel and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Main Street United Methodist Church.

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