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Duane Ruser


Last updated 2/1/2019 at 11:44am

Duane Ruser, 83, of Marissa, IL; born on September 30, 1935 in Holstein, IA; passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.

Mr. Ruser was a newspaper publisher. He and his late wife Dee, owned and operated several newspapers, including The Marissa Messenger from 1976 to 1988; during the same time The New Athens Journal-Press; The Ritzville Journal from 1988 to 2006. Duane enjoyed playing golf, fishing and cooking. He was a member of the both the Marissa and Ritzville Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents – William and Anna, nee Stof...

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