Mervin S. Ruhl, 91, WWII vet, long-time Fuller Company worker, enjoyed walking, Phils fan

By on November 2, 2016

Mervin S. Ruhl, 91, of Manheim, died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Raymond and Elsie Shenenberger Ruhl. He was the husband of the late, Winifred I. Kline Ruhl, who died in March of 1992.

Mervin had a life-long passion for work. For over 40 years Mervin worked at the Fuller Company in the foundry division in Manheim. Following retirement he worked many years part time for the Manheim Auto Auction and Weis Markets, Manheim.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Mervin served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a long time member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim; other memberships included: the Manheim VFW, and Manheim American Legion. Mervin loved rooting for his favorite teams, the Phillies and Penn State Nittany Lions Football, taking long walks around Manheim, and was devoted to his family.

Surviving is a grandson: W. Michael Jr., husband of Kayla Ulrich, of Lancaster; a granddaughter: Danielle, wife of Robert Hartman, of Manheim; seven great-grandchildren: Reagan Ulrich, Katelyn Ulrich, Cameron, Caleb, Caden, Kyle, Colton Hartman, a stepson: Lonnie Sangrey; and a stepdaughter: Lois Bergman.

Preceding him in death is a daughter: Lavonne Ulrich; a stepson: Larry Sangrey; a brother: Ivan Ruhl; and a sister: Evelyn Long

Services were held Nov. 1 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment was in the Manheim Fairview Cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Mervin’s memory to Salem United Methodist Church Mission Fund, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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