Daily Archives: May 14, 2019

Richard Lee Rutter, Jr. of Newark, Ohio, August 4, 1960 – May 13, 2019

A funeral service for Richard Lee Rutter, Jr., 58, of Newark, who passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 13, 2019, at Licking Memorial Hospital, will be held at 10am, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4pm-8pm, on Friday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st Street.
He was born August 4, 1960, in Newark, a son of the late Richard Lee Rutter, Sr. and Delores (Meadows) Rutter, who survives. For many years he worked at the Tamarack Dairy in Newark. He enjoyed woodworking, NASCAR and watching football, especially the Cincinnati Bengals.
Surviving in addition to his mother Delores, are his wife of 36 years, Debra (Arnette) Rutter, whom he married April 15, 1983; his children, Chas (Buster) Crowley, Amy Rutter, Trisha Dixon
, Levi Rutter; grandchildren, Derek Yahn, Damon Yahn, Darrick Hubbard, Brooke Hubbard, Carson Hubbard, Libby Brehm, Chris (Riley) Overbey, Jonathan Rutter, Marissa Rutter, Lincoln Rutter; his brother and sisters, Daniel (Lisa) Rutter, Karen (Scott) Alan, Kandy (Bill) Rodgers and several nieces and nephews and many friends.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by Eric Phillips, Christopher Overbey, William “Billy” Ogilbee and his father and mother-in-law James and Patricia Arnette.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rutter family.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com



Dale E. Miller of Newark, Ohio, November 7, 1924 – May 13, 2019

Dale E. Miller

A funeral service for Dale E. Miller, 94, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler funeral Home, with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating.  Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.  Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Dale passed away at his home on May 13, 2019.  Dale was born November 7, 1924 in Basil, Ohio to Harold F Miller and Helen (Blauser) Strode.  He was a graduate of Pleasantville High School class of 1942, and was the last surviving member of his graduating class.  He served in the Army during WWII  where he was awarded a Purple Heart. Upon retiring from the WT Grant Company he became active in many veteran’s organizations.  Dale was a life-time member of the Disabled American Veterans, AmVets, and VFW.   Dale served as a Veteran’s Service Commissioner for thirteen years, retiring at the age of 90.

As a member of the Newark City Parks and Recreation Committee, Dale was instrumental in bringing the Purple Heart Monument to Licking County which is placed in Veteran’s Park.

In 2011 Dale was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Veteran’s Museum in Newark, a building that memorializes veterans of all wars.  In addition to his dedication to veterans, he was also an avid fly fisherman.

Dale was the last surviving founding member of the Land of Legend Fly Fishers Organization.  He enjoyed teaching others fly tying and rod building and was known for his building of custom fishing rods.  

For over twenty-five years he co-chaired the annual Senior Citizen’s Fishing Derby reaching out to local seniors and each May enjoyed participating in the Dale Miller Trout Derby at TJ Evans Park.

In 2007 Dale was inducted into the Senior Citizen’s Hall of Fame, being nominated by the Licking County Aging Program.

Dale is proceeded in death by his first wife, Pauline, and his wife of 67 years, Norma, who passed away May 10, 2019, and half-sister, Cora Mae Wright.

Dale is survived by a daughter, Sondra Barton of Newark, a son, Kim Miller (Jennie) of Northport, AL.  Grandchildren, Marcus Miller of Poteau, OK, Ami (Tony Glancy) of Newark, and Sarah (Matt) Kizzire of Northport, AL, a niecKimberly Wright Weaver of Pickerington, and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058-0430.

To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.