Obituary for Roger George Rusco

Roger George Rusco

Birth Date: Oct. 21st, 1930
Date Passed: Oct. 5th, 2015


Roger George Rusco age 84, of Ravenna, MI died, Monday, October 5, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. Roger was born on October 21, 1930 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late William and Bernice (Rull) Rusco. He married Marjorie Louise (Vanloon) Rusco on October 9, 1954 in Ravenna, MI. He served in the United States Army from March 1951 to March 1953. He was a Boy Scout Leader for 15+years, Very active in the church holding many positions and also the Curillo Movement. Roger is survived by his wife of 60+ years, Marjorie L. Rusco of Ravenna, 6 Sons: William Rusco of Holland, Robert Rusco and Rosemary Kowalski of Twin Lake, George (Susan) Rusco of Bailey, Mark (Catherine) Rusco of Grand Haven, Richard (Claudia) Rusco of Grand Rapids and James (Colette) Rusco of Fremont. 3 Daughters: Sue (Scott) Ames of Casnovia, Louise Swarts, (Leslie Bigney) of Fremont and Mary (Michael) Linde of Pella, Iowa. 28 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren. 1 Brother: Frederick (Francis) Rusco of Casnovia. Brother in-law: Charles Sprague of Bailey. In-laws: Shirley Marie Workman of Grand Rapids, Charles Hubert Vanloon of Bailey. Carl (Joy) Vanloon of Bailey, Michael (Lynne) Vanloon of Ravenna and Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Sister Maxine Sprague, 2 Brothers in-law: Adrian Vanloon and Glen Workman, and Sister in-law: Petronella Vanloon . Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Catherines Catholic Church in Ravenna with Father Fred Brucker celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery with the Ravenna American Legion Honor Guard. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm with the Rosary Prayed at 8:00pm. Memorials directed to: St. Catherines Building Fund or Harbor Hospice. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm


11:00am on Oct. 10th, 2015 at
St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery
Map/Directions to St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery