Richard W. Cruze

Richard William Cruze, 68, of Velpen, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 7, 1944 in West Manchester, to the late Roy and Marcella Cruze. Rick was an avid bowler, loved fishing and spending time with his family and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Denny, Bob and David; and sisters Dianna, Joan, Shirley and Patty.

He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Linda K. Cruze of Velpen, IN; daughters Tammy Lynn (Gary) Porter of Troy, IN and Wendy Jean Cruze of Velpen, IN; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters Janet (John) Stover of Eaton, and Peggy Anthony of Greenville; brothers Jim (Jeanette) Cruze of Camden, and Duane (Beverly) Cruze of Eaton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH with Pastor Terry Campbell officiating. Burial was in Old Teegarden Cemetery in Darke County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting

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