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Darrell Henry Ruben

Darrell Henry Ruben died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Hospice of North central Ohio. When Darrell Ruben was born, God gave him the breath of life, now he has given up the breath of life to eternal life. Darrell Ruben was born March 12, 1927, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to Henry and Evelyn Ruben.

He shared 62 years to a loving and faithful marriage with Lucille. They had vowed until death do us part.

He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He worked in the shipyards and became an electrical draftsman, retiring from Murray Ridge Center. He enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing and helping others.

His grandson Richard Littlehales died previously.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; and three daughters, Cheryl (Steve) Sodders, Bonnie (Bill) Littlehales and Susan (Doug) Halke; three grandchildren, Christy Sodders-Abbott and husband, John, Nicole Piscitani and husband, Frank, and Christopher Halke; two great-grandchildren, Haley Sodders and Dominic Piscitani.

Friends will be received Wednesday evening, March 5, 2014, from 5 until 8 P.M., at the Matteson Funeral Home, West Salem, Ohio. A Private Service will be held by the family. Online condolences may be shared at

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