Dr. Orlando Rutherford Ruschmeyer

Dr. Orlando Rutherford Rusch­meyer, 96, of Lauderdale, died Oct. 16, 2021.

He was predeceased by his father Adolph Ruschmeyer; mother, Gertrude (Sell) Ruschmeyer; sister, Darnelle Hendrix (Samuel); two brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.

He was survived by his wife of 70 years, Gloria Helen Ruschmeyer (Tow); daughter, Ann Donovan (Larry); son James; sisters, Donna Marie Mills (James), Elna Mae Peterson; and sister-in-law, Virginia Rae Carlson (Ralph).

Orlando’s life was celebrated Nov. 8, 2021, at Sunset Funeral Home. Memorials are preferred to the University of Minnesota Environmental Health Sciences Fund.

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