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“To The Ruoff Family:I first met Dave back in the 1970's when I worked for Colonial Mortgage and First Federal Savings and Loan as their appraiser. I...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: David Friedrich - Fort Wayne, IN

“Mrs. Judith A. Ruoff, Christopher, and Sarah:Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, David L. Ruoff.God's Blessings to the...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS, SR. - IN

“To Judy and David Ruoff's FamilySo sorry to hear of David's death.He was a Great Fun Guy. We will all miss him.Keitha and Steve Wesner ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Keitha & Steve Wesner - IN

“Gary and I are very sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. He seemed so very genuine. Dave always had a smile and a kind word to share. Many...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Cyndi Andrew - Wolcottville, IN

“Judy, you and Dave were always such good friends to my family- mom, dad, me and my siblings. You have a special place in my heart and know I'm...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Michele Ness - Denver, CO

“My deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Dave Ruoff. His legacy lives on with his employees and the family foundation upon which Ruoff...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Prophitt - Titusville, FL

“Dave was a great man and founder of the company that I worked for the past 8 years. He always took time to say a kind word or a funny story...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Alan Butt - Edwardsburg, MI

“Dave will always be remembered by his genuine personality, handshake, and smile. The first time I met Mr. Ruoff was on a Lake Cruise soon after I...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Stephen Hissong - Plymouth, IN

“From Dr. Bussick and the whole staff, we would like to send you our condolences ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Timothy Bussick

“My deepest sympathy is with you, Judy, and your family. I treasure the many good memories I have of the good times shared with you and Dave...over...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Marilyn Fahey - Carmel, IN

“Judy..So sorry for your loss..keeping you in my thoughts. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jill Thomas - Churubusco, IN

“To David's family, I would like to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: A friend


David L. Ruoff, 88 passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN., born to the late Frederic L. and Gladys Ruoff. David graduated from North Side High School and earned his Bachelors from Indiana University. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was a 1st Lieutenant. David's memberships included, First Presbyterian Church 77 year member; Phi Delta Theta, IU Alumni Association life member, IU Varsity Club, life member of North Side High School Alumni, American Legion, Maumee Masonic Lodge, New Kirkwood Park President and Treasurer, Board of Realtors and Home Builder Association, Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. He had worked at Fort Wayne Saving and Loan for 18 years and was the founder and owner of Ruoff Mortgage for 29 years retiring in 2013. David was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards and having his daily lunches with his buddies. He was a loyal and avid IU sports and Dodger baseball fan. David's true lifetime passion, was spending time with his loving and caring family. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Judith A. Ruoff , son Christopher D. (Amy Zielinski) Ruoff, daughter Sarah E. (Mark) Music , grandchildren Nicole Ruoff, Lauren Ruoff, Blake Music, Grant Music, Hannah Whitworth, great granddaughters Emilia and Violet, and his sister in law Isabelle Ruoff and her children Cindi Simmerman and Frederic L Ruoff III , and his feline companions, Jessie and Gibbs. He was preceded in death by his infant son and brother Frederic L. Ruoff II. Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN., with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 3-5 and 7-9 pm Tuesday June 18, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Private burial at Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett IN. Memorials can be made to Visiting Nurse and Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. To sign the online guest book go to www.mccomband sons.com