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“Dear Beth & Family,One of the hymns we learned and sang in second grade at Concordia was "I Am Jesus' Little Lamb". May you find God's comfort and...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Hart - Fort Wayne, IN

“I shared a cubicle with John at ITT for at least 5 years and retired together at the end of 2018. He was a great man that loved his wife, son and...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Steve Shoemaker - Geneva, IN

“Your families have our sympathy ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lonnie and Teresa Brown - Auburn, IN

“I had the privilege of working with John for many years. Nice man who loved God and adored his family. We were always happy when he brought his...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Kitty Richards - Columbia City, IN

“I only knew John for a very short time. He came into my life when I needed a friend. He showed such deep concern and compassion for me that I will...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jean Feid - Auburn, IN - Friend

“Enjoyed serving communion with John. He always had time to talk and took a genuine interest in what I had to say. I will miss him. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Steve Soldano - Coldwater, MI

“So sorry for your loss. Big Daddy John will surely be missed. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Beth Holcombe - Arlington, VA

“Dear Beth & Family,1 Corinthians 15 PEACE & love & life in Jesus to you all! ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kevin & Jen Wendt - Destin, FL

“Love and Prayers to the Rufner family. I developed a connection with John discussing our cancer journeys. He was a great guy and will be missed by...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: John Cima - Richmond, VA

“RIP John ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Chuck Winkler - Leo, IN

“John was a great coworker, I always enjoyed his company and had a lot of respect for his decision. My prayers are with his family. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Jeffers - Huntington, IN

“Our heart-felt condolences go to John's family and friends. He was known by all to be an honest, trust-worthy and very competent engineer and manager...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Glen Nevogt - Indianapolis, IN

“John was a really great guy to be around and work with. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Gary Simpson Simpson - Hudson, IN

“I worked with John at ITT. He was a great guy with an easy smile and a big heart. He always had time to talk, even if he was on his way to a meeting....Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: John Yorko - Lancaster, MA

John B. Rufner, age 69, of Auburn, IN passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Rufner was born on May 11, 1949 in Auburn, IN to Max and Rebecca (Fee) Rufner. John graduated from Waterloo High School in 1967. In 1971, he graduated from Tri-State University earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He served his country honorably with the United States Army. On September 19, 1970, he married Elizabeth Schlecht in Rochester Hills, MI. John worked for 3M, MTS Systems, and Sperry Univac in St. Paul, MN. In Fort Wayne, he worked for ITT in the Aerospace Communications Division. John was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He enjoyed amateur radio, being outdoors, was an avid reader, and loved tinkering with his hobbies. He had a gift for serving others and loved spending time with his family. His love for his Savior Jesus Christ was his true comfort. Survivors include his wife, Beth Rufner, of Auburn. Children; Anna (Garry) Haase of Niceville, FL, David (Megan) Rufner of Jenison, MI, and Rachel (Adam) Grossman of Richmond, VA, grandchildren; Jedidiah Rufner, Ethan Haase, Levi Rufner, Elijah Haase, Josiah Rufner, Eden Rufner, Adeline Grossman, Bennett Grossman, brother, Randy (Kathy) Rufner, and many cousins, nieces, and a nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janice Chikota. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 6-8pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018 11am at Concordia Lutheran Church, 4245 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Christian burial will take place at Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Memorial donations may be directed to Concordia Lutheran Church or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guestbook, visit