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Chris Alan Ruhlen

February 17, 1958 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 61)

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Lima, Ohio


Chris A. Ruhlen, 61, passed away at 7:00 AM, Monday,

September 23 at Hospice, St.Ritas Medical Center.


Chris was born on February 17, 1958 in Bluffton, Ohio

to Jerry A. and Janice (Weaver) Ruhlen who survive at

Smith Mountain Lake Virginia.Chris came to Lima shortly

after graduating highschool in Virginia.He was first

married to Kathy (Carter) Baldazo of Lima, who survives.

He later married Gina Hayes Ruhlen who also survives.


Chris had worked at Water Equipment, MetoKote and Proctor

& Gamble in Lima.


Chris had many hobbies including repairing cars, lawn

mowers, anything with an engine, gardening, playing pool, and talking on the CB radio. He also enjoyed

assembling model airplanes and cars. He built several race cars and was an avid drag racer.


Survivors also include 5 sons; Chris (Jessie) Ruhlen

of Bluffton; Brian Ruhlen of Columbus Grove; Brent (Tina)

Ruhlen, Bradley Hayes and Tyler Ruhlen, all of Lima;

2 sisters, Julie Ruhlen of Winchester, Virginia and Jennifer (Mike) Bavisotto of Fairfax, Virginia and 11 grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 5-7PM on Monday, October 7, 2019 at

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, Ohio with a

memorial service immediately following.


In memory of Chris, memorial contributions may be made to

the funeral home to help defray funeral costs.


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October 7, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home
920 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, OH 45805

Memorial Service
October 7, 2019

7:00 PM
Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home
920 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, OH 45805

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